Selinsgrove road project gets state grant boost

Mar. 30—SELINSGROVE — Selinsgrove borough has received a $130,000 state grant to rebuild and widen Industrial Park Road.

Borough administrators have been working for six years to secure funding for the project estimated to cost more than $2 million for improving Industrial Park Road between Sassafras and Sand Hill roads to allow large trucks to more easily maneuver.

The borough has about $1.3 million set aside, primarily from saved liquid fuel funds, borough manager Lauren Martz said.

With the state grant funding approved, which was announced by state Sen. Lynda Schlegel Culver, Martz said the road work could begin in 2025.

Borough Council Vice President Bobbie Owens said municipal administrators have "pursued multiple funding sources to make this project come to fruition. Our business community continues to grow and reinvest in their properties, and closing the gap on funding sustains their efforts at the same time minimizing overall financial impact on taxpayers."

"Transportation projects can be expensive, and state grants can help ensure community projects are completed without further burdening local taxpayers," Culver said.

Another $200,000 state grant was awarded for the removal and replacement of Cluck Ridge Road bridge in Perry Township, Snyder County.