Local Officials Mark Completion of First Phase of Chambersburg Transportation Project

HARRISBURG — Senator Rich Alloway II (R-33) joined representatives of Chambersburg Health Services and local officials in Chambersburg today to celebrate the completion of the first phase of a critical transportation project, as well as the beginning of construction for the project’s second phase.

The North Chambersburg Improvements Project includes the extension of Parkwood Drive from Norland Avenue to the intersection of Kohler Road and Grand Point Road in Greene Township.

St. Paul Drive, formerly a private roadway, was also upgraded and extended to connect with newly constructed Parkwood Drive. The project also included intersection improvements and signal optimization at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Norland Avenue, including re-paving, widening and dedicated turn lanes.

In addition to marking the completion of the first phase of the project, attendees took part in a groundbreaking for Phase II of the project, which will extend Fifth Avenue from Norland Avenue to Parkwood Drive.

The project was a collaborative effort between Chambersburg Health Services, Chambersburg Borough, Greene Township and PennDOT. A $2.4 million grant from PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund helped finance the project, and the public-private partnership helped attract more than $1.2 million in private contributions, reducing the cost to taxpayers.

“This project is a perfect example of what we can achieve when state and local governments work with the private sector to advance our common interests,” Alloway said. “These improvements pave the way for greater investment and job growth in one of the region’s growing commercial corridors.”

Alloway also offered special thanks and congratulations to PennDOT Engineering District 8’s District Executive Mike Keiser for recognizing the importance of this project and for his team’s contributions to the completion of the project.

GMS Funding Solutions also provided support with funding assistance and project management services.

 

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