HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) today announced Conneaut Lake, Crawford County, is the recipient of a $475,000 grant to continue revitalization efforts to Water Street.
“This funding will not only help Conneaut Lake beautify its main street through town, but it will also attract additional visitors and businesses to the lakeside community,” Wentling said. “I’m glad to have helped secure the much-needed funding.”
The grant money will be used to make comprehensive updates to Water Street between Second and Third streets. Improvements include new crosswalks, sidewalks and lighting and creating Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb cuts and ramps.
Conneaut Lake previously received funding to make similar improvements to Water Street between First Street and Second Street.
“We are very pleased that the governor and his administration has continued to support our on-going efforts to revitalize Water Street,” said Bill Eldridge, chairman of the Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee, which has been spearheading revitalization efforts.
Funding is through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives Program. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reviewed grant applications and awarded funding.
Today’s grant announcement included 51 projects statewide to improve transportation alternatives, accounting for $33 million in federal funding.
Representative Parke Wentling
17th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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