City of Reading to Receive $100K Multimodal Transportation Grant

State Sen. Judy Schwank and state Reps Mark Rozzi, and Manny Guzman have announced a grant totaling $129,230 has been approved for the city of Reading through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund.

The grants project include a $129,230 for a project to replace approximately 2,700 feet of dated log and cable guiderail at four separate street sites in the City of Reading.

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“I’m glad to see the city of Reading pursue all avenues possible when it comes to funding important safety updates,” Schwank said. “The new guiderails will protect both motorists and pedestrians.”

The approved project was one of 43 announced throughout the state recently to address improvements in highway, bridge, rail, pedestrian trails and bike trails.

“The fact that the state managed to cover about 70 percent of the estimated cost of this project is fantastic,” Rozzi said.

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“This project will improve the safety in our city, and it eases the financial burden on our city and taxpayers.”

PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on criteria such as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency and operational sustainability.

“This is a much-needed project to help improve the safety in our city,” Guzman said.

“High-gauge W-beam guardrails not only help to minimize some traffic accidents, but they protect pedestrians and personal and city property.”

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