Apr. 16, 2021

HARRISBURG - Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) today announced that West Fallowfield Township, Crawford County, has been awarded a transportation grant totaling $895,022 for the rehabilitation and reopening of Rocky Glen Road.

“I am confident that West Fallowfield Township will appropriately invest these funds to fully alleviate this road closure that has not only eliminated the shortest, preferred route of travel, but has also created a serious public safety issue as the resulting detour is responsible for life-endangering delays in emergency and police response time,” said Wentling. “Additionally, this closure is a major hardship for our local farmers and Amish who rely upon this roadway for their livelihood.”

Rocky Glen Road has been closed since August 2019 due to unsafe conditions caused by extreme rainstorms throughout the spring and summer of 2019.

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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