Luzerne Legislators Announce More than Half a Million Dollars Awarded for County Infrastructure Upgrades

HARRISBURG – Sen. Lisa Baker (R-20) and Reps. Aaron Kaufer (R-120), and Mike Cabell (R-117) announced today $585,160 in state funding for two infrastructure improvement projects in Luzerne County.

“Securing this funding is another win for the efforts to upgrade roads throughout the county. The improvements funded here have positive economic, environmental and safety impacts,” said Baker. “Local communities and motorists will be happy to see these projects move from planning to construction.”

Lehman Township is receiving $354,952 for the reconstruction of Market Street. Exeter Township is receiving $230,208 to replace the existing culvert pipe beneath Hastie Lane.

“Our community deserves safe and efficient infrastructure, and these grants represent our dedication to enhancing the quality of life for all residents,” Kaufer said. “With these investments, we’re not just fixing roads – we’re building a foundation for improvement and prosperity in Luzerne County.”

“The Lehman Township project will tackle a critical infrastructure need as Market Street is the primary entryway to Lehman-Jackson Elementary School, the Victory Baptist Bible Church and the Huntsville Golf Course. The road is in dire need of repair and the township cannot take on the financial responsibility alone,” said Cabell. “The project is essential in creating a safer access route for both school buses and passenger vehicles while also contributing to the economic viability of the area.”  

The grants, awarded through Commonwealth Finance Agency’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, are to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to administer the commonwealth’s economic stimulus packages.

Multimodal Transportation Fund awards may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.


Jennifer Wilson

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