Senator Yudichak Announces over $940,000 in funding for PennDOT Multimodal Projects in the 14th Senatorial District in Luzerne County

Nanticoke, April 21, 2022 State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that four projects in the 14th Senatorial District in Luzerne County received $946,447 in Multimodal Transportation Funding (MTF) from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

 “Investments in public infrastructure projects, like the ones announced today, will always help to drive economic growth and contribute to public safety,” said State Senator Yudichak. “I appreciate the support of PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian who prioritized these important infrastructure projects for Luzerne County.”

 “Infrastructure projects are the foundation for economic growth,” said Romilda Crocamo, Luzerne County Acting Manager. “I would like to thank the Commonwealth and Senator Yudichak for showing their commitment to moving Luzerne County forward with the announcement of this funding today.”

The following projects in the 14th Senatorial District received funding:

  • Exeter Borough will receive $55,153 in funding for surface restoration improvements of vehicular and pedestrian facilities along Susquehanna Avenue from Trayor Street north through the Barber Street intersection with Susquehanna Avenue.
  • Sugar Notch Borough will receive $199,294 in funding for surface improvements to replace and upgrade deteriorated roadway on Woodland Road between Brook and Chestnut Streets.
  • West Pittston Borough will receive $345,000 in funding for sidewalk and curb construction and replacement, tree lawn restoration, and new street tree installation along both sides of Exeter Avenue.
  • Yatesville Borough will receive $347,000 in funding for resurfacing and drainage improvements of a parking lot and paving and roadway work on Hale, Washington, Lincoln, Teasdale, and Calvert Streets.

Luzerne County also received funding for three other projects not located in the 14th Senatorial District, which are listed below:

  • Luzerne County will receive $776,500 in funding to repave a section of Broadway Road in Ross Township, install bike lanes, and improve stormwater management facilities to increase the removal of stormwater from the roadway surface.
  • Conyngham Borough will receive $500,000 in funding to create a secondary access and emergency route to Whispering Willows Park and construct a new parking area adjacent to the recreation facility as part of a four-phase plan to improve the conditions of the park.
  • Pittston Township will receive $537,037 in funding for improvements to Upper Ridge, Lower Ridge, and Chapel Roads, including repavement and installation/upgrade of stormwater infrastructure.

The PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund stabilizes funding for ports and rail freight, increases aviation investments, establishes dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and allows targeted funding for priority investments in any mode.