HARRISBURG – Funding for two needed infrastructure improvement projects in the Chambersburg area were awarded today, announced Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin), who advocated for the funding.
“These are worthy projects that will better ensure community health and safety. Both infrastructure projects are receiving a substantial amount of funding that will help them reach completion,” said Kauffman. “I am always pleased when I can help bring tax dollars back to the district to help improve the quality of life here.”
The Borough of Chambersburg has been awarded $3.3 million to remove and replace lead components from the borough’s water service line. The project includes the removal and replacement of up to 1,968 lead goosenecks with a copper service line. The system serves 8,209 residential customers in the borough.
Funding for the borough was awarded by Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).
PENNVEST funding comes from a combination of state funds approved by voters, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Agency, and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards.
Greene Township was awarded $590,000 to extend Fifth Avenue between Parkwood Drive and Kohler Road, including the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Parkwood Drive and the construction of a three-legged roundabout at the intersection of Kohler Road and the future Fifth Avenue.
The project will help relieve traffic congestion and support future development in the north Chambersburg area.
The grant for Greene Township was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through its Multimodal Transportation Fund.
Representative Rob Kauffman
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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