Jan. 13, 2017

ELLWOOD CITY – Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) today announced that Slippery Rock Township in Butler County was approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to receive $138,000 in federal funds for a transportation alternative project.

Specifically, the funds will be used to widen a paved shoulder and create a striped buffer with reflective markers, separating the designated walking path from the cart way along Harmony Road.

“These improvements are critical to improving pedestrian safety and reducing traffic congestion on our roadways,” Bernstine said. “I’m happy to see the township receive the federal support it requested to increase the overall safety and walkability of the community.”

The money comes from the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, the 2012 federal transportation authorization act known as MAP-21.

PennDOT evaluated the applications for federal funds and made selections based on criteria, such as safety benefits, reasonableness of cost, readiness for implementation, statewide or regional significance, integration of land use and transportation decision making, collaboration with stakeholders, and leverage of other projects or funding.
The Harmony Road project is among 51 projects approved by PennDOT to improve transportation alternatives in line for $33 million in federal funds.

Representative Aaron Bernstine
10th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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