Loretto to receive funds to improve pedestrian safety

HARRISBURG — Loretto Borough will receive $50,000 in state transportation funds designed to improve pedestrian and driver safety, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Johnstown, said.

The funds will be used to install pedestrian crossing and detectable warning devices, pavement markings, a level walkway and flashing warning signs at Syberton Road from St. Michael School to the Basilica of St. Michael Church. Burns said he met with school officials, who voiced concerns over student safety.

“PennDOT and Loretto Borough agreed on a solution — and this state grant makes it a reality,” Burns said.