Child Safety to Be Enhanced through New Transportation Project in Adams Township

HARRISBURG (January 10, 2017)  Adams Township in Cambria County has been awarded a grant of $145,735 to create a safe route through the Creslo neighborhood to the Forest Hills School Campus, state Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) announced today.

“The zone around a school should be one of the safest regions for children, whether they walk to school or are driven by bus or personal vehicle,” Langerholc said.  “This federal grant provides a much-needed, added layer of safety to our roads, for the protection of area schoolchildren, neighbors and families.”

The project was chosen as part of the 2012 federal transportation authorization act, known as MAP-21, based on such criteria as safety benefits, readiness for implementation, regional significance, and collaboration with stakeholders, Langerholc explained.

The Cambria County project is one of 51 projects announced today by state PennDOT officials under the 2012 federal act, to improve transportation, safety and scenic byways.

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