Nov. 12, 2019

HARRISBURG - Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) today announced that Cochranton Borough has been awarded a grant totaling $150,000 for the repaving of South Franklin Street.

The repaving project will start at the center of town and run one mile past the Cochranton Elementary School to the borough line.

“As a former teacher and the father of two elementary school students, I was pleased to share a letter of support to help move this critical school safety/transportation improvement project forward,” said Wentling. “These upgrades to eliminate the many cracks and uneven surfaces that allow for standing water and potholes will play a major role in making travel safer throughout Cochranton Borough, not only for drivers, but also for pedestrians, joggers, bicyclists, and especially our students, who all share the benefits of a properly maintained local transportation infrastructure.”

In addition to the milling and repaving of South Franklin Street, Phase One of this two-part project will also add eight ADA curb ramps and street crossings; update six drainage inlets; and replace 350 feet of guiderails. The total project cost is $343,032.

The funding comes from the Multimodal Transportation Fund under the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which manages the state’s economic stimulus programs. The fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure a safe and reliable system of transportation is available across the Commonwealth.

Representative Parke Wentling
17th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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Wentling Announces $150,000 Awarded to Cochranton Borough to Repave South Franklin Street