October 3, 2018

Two Monroe County infrastructure projects get state funding

HARRISBURG - Widening a road and rebuilding a bridge are among 42 Projects to share in $49 million state funding

Governor Tom Wolf announced the latest list of highway, bridge, transit, ports and waterways, and bike and pedestrian projects to get money through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

“With these resources, we can improve transportation connections down to the local level and make a big difference for communities,” Governor Wolf said. “These investments reflect our commitment to all modes of transportation, both statewide and locally.”

Only two Pocono region projects are on the list, both in Monroe County:

  • Tobyhanna Township — $1,650,000 to widen Long Pond Road (SR 0940), realign the I-380 southbound exit ramp, and add sidewalks, decorative street lighting, and a multi-use trail along SR 0940.
  • Barrett Township — $689,475 to rebuild the closed bridge on Old Canadensis Road.

On October 5, PennDOT will begin accepting applications for the next round of funding for grants under the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

PennDOT will evaluate the applications and make selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.

Applications are due by November 15. For more information visit and click on Multimodal Transportation under the “Projects & Programs” button.


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