Harrisburg – State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) and Representative Jim Rigby (R- Cambria/Somerset) announced the approval of a $230,000 state grant for the City of Johnstown to develop a bicycle-pedestrian route.
Langerholc said the route will provide safe and easy access for bikers and walkers to follow from the Cambria Iron Trail to the Path of the Flood Trail that are part of the Main Line Canal Greenway and the Flight 93 Memorial, where these trails will intersect in downtown Johnstown.
The total project cost is $474,753. The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through its Multimodal Transportation Fund Program.
“These dollars will create the final link to the Path of the Flood Trail which will foster economic development and recreation to the area,” said Langerholc. “I am pleased these tax dollars are returning to the City of Johnstown to help this vital project that will improve not only the quality of life for our area residents but drive tourism to the city.”
“Thanks to Brad Clemenson, who is a Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority board member, for working with me since I’ve been in office to push for this grant,” said State Representative Jim Rigby (R-71). “He has been a tremendous advocate whose work paid off and will benefit both bicyclists and pedestrians in Johnstown.”
The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to residents. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.
Gwenn Dando firstname.lastname@example.org (717) 787-5400 (Langerholc)
Alison Evans email@example.com (717) 260-6206 (Rigby)