Nov. 12, 2019
BEAVER FALLS – Rep. Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler) and Sen. Elder Vogel (Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today met and approved a $1.2 million grant for intersection improvements and the installation of a traffic signal in Jackson Township in Butler County.
The project will include the installation of a traffic signal and turning lanes at the entrance to the Northgate Plaza shopping center on the east side of State Route 19. Additionally, the township plans to install a pedestrian bridge over Scholar’s Run, which will link the Harmony Borough and Jackson Township neighborhoods to the township’s Reservoir Park and the retail centers on State Route 19.
“One of the primary goals of government is to protect its citizens, so I’m glad that I was able to work with Sen. Vogel to secure this much-needed funding. It will go a long way to improving public safety in this active area,” Marshall said.
Currently, increased traffic and development on State Route 19 has made the busy corridor increasingly dangerous, with multiple fatalities and accidents occurring within the vicinity of the project. The project will provide safer and more convenient access to the plaza.
“This a major long-term infrastructure investment that will not only have a much-needed impact on our community’s public safety, but will help to enhance commerce for the entire region,” Vogel added.
Established as an independent agency of the Commonwealth, the CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
Representative Jim Marshall
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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