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Investments in 12 Projects to Enhance Economic Development, Support more than 5,000 Jobs

Friday, October 31, 2014

By WTAE.com

HARRISBURG, PA —PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today announced that 12 projects throughout Pennsylvania have been awarded funds totaling $19.2 million from the Governor’s Transportation Infrastructure and Investment Fund.

The projects will enhance safety, assist with local economic development efforts and support more than 5,000 jobs.

“Strong transportation infrastructure is the centerpiece of a strong economy,” Schoch said. “These projects were selected specifically for the benefits that they’ll bring to local economies throughout the state.”

The Governor’s Transportation Infrastructure and Investment Fund is used for transportation infrastructure related economic development projects.

The fund complements Act 89, which the Governor signed in November and increases transportation investment by $2.3 billion -- $2.4 billion by 2018. Statewide, because of Governor Corbett's leadership and the resources from Act 89, PennDOT is investing an additional $800 million this year in Pennsylvania's road and bridges. That means improvements to more than 1,600 miles of roads and repairs to 83 bridges.

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