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Roaring Spring gets grant funds

$700K slated for North Main Street improvements

HARRISBURG — Roaring Spring has been awarded a $700,000 state grant for improvements on North Main Street, state Sen. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and state Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Hollidaysburg, said.

The funds will be used to remove and repair retaining walls along North Main Street. The street will be realigned to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. Curbs, sidewalks and street lighting will be improved. The total project cost is $718,400.

Ward said, “Not only will this improve safety for vehicular traffic, pedestrians and rail, it will make the entrance to the town more attractive to visitors and create a positive image for prospective employers.”

Gregory said, “This worthwhile project will help residents and visitors get around, and enjoy the recreation, small businesses and services offered in the borough.”

The grant was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund.

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