Argall, Knowles announce grant for community project in Berks County

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-Schuylkill/Berks/Carbon) announced a grant today that will support a bridge rehabilitation project in Shoemakersville Borough.   

Shoemakersville Borough will receive $229,018 to assist in the restoration of the Main Street Bridge, located between Miller and 2nd Streets over Pigeon Creek.  This grant was awarded as part of the Commonwealth Finance Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Program. 

“This project was subject to competition from communities all across the state,” Argall said. “We are pleased to see the hard work of municipal leaders pay off and be recognized by the state to help with an upgrade to this bridge that has become structurally compromised due to years of service.”

“As a former mayor, I know how difficult it is to find money in municipal budgets for projects such as these,” Knowles said. “Senator Argall and I are extremely pleased that the state is providing financial assistance to this worthy project that will move Berks County forward. We congratulate everyone involved in these projects and look forward to seeing the fruits of their labor.”

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