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State grant will upgrade sidewalks on Brownsville Road in Mt. Oliver Boro

 


Mt. Oliver Borough officials have announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has voted to award the borough $125,000 through the Multimodal Transportation Fund for upgrades to the sidewalks on Brownsville Road.

The officials acknowledged Senator Jay Costa for his leadership in securing the grant funds.

The familiar brick pavers currently lining the Mt. Oliver business district, installed more than 20 years ago, have since shifted and deteriorated posing serious safety and tripping hazards to the community. Utilizing the grant, the borough will be replacing the pavers in the 100-200 blocks of Brownsville Road with exposed aggregate concrete.

The new sidewalks will still have a decorative element, but will be easier and more cost effective to maintain long term. In addition, the borough will be removing the concrete within the existing bump out areas and “greening” them.

The project will positively impact more than 60 business and property owners in the 100-200 blocks of Brownsville Road and more than 7,000 individuals in the Mt. Oliver Business District’s Primary Market Area.

Work will begin by the end of July and is expected to take about two months.

 

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