HARRISBURG – A stretch of Front Street at Riverfront Park along the scenic Susquehanna River in Wrightsville will be improved and made safer for pedestrians through a $1 million Multimodal Transportation Fund Program grant awarded today, Reps. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam Township) announced.
“Wrightsville Borough is a gateway to our wonderful York County, and I am glad that Representative Gillespie and I were able to secure this needed funding to help improve the streetscape of Front Street,” Saylor said. “This grant will help improve the vitality and walkability of this amazing community while address critical issues such as stormwater management and signage. This is a great step forward for Wrightsville and I want to commend the borough council for their leadership in seeking these needed improvements.”
Under the plan, Front Street will be narrowed from 34-feet to 22- to 24-feet using curb extensions in order to lower traffic speeds in front of the popular Riverfront Park. The project also includes streetscape improvements, such as the planting of trees along the street and enhancements to stormwater management.
“This on-going project complements efforts to improve recreational opportunities along the river,” Gillespie said. “We are fortunate to have such a natural treasure as the Susquehanna River in our backyards and this project will help attract people, including nature lovers, to the area.”
The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the Commonwealth.
Representative Keith Gillespie
Representative Stan Saylor
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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