McAdoo receives $160,000 to support Route 309 Sidewalks

HARRISBURG – McAdoo Borough has received a $160,000 grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development to support the construction of new sidewalks along Route 309, according to Senator David G. Argall and Representative Jerry Knowles.  This project is part of the ongoing restoration of Route 309 in McAdoo.

“This competitive grant will be a big boost to the borough, which has been working diligently on this effort to improve the area around Route 309 from the ground up,” said Argall.  “I was very pleased to support this local effort. Grants like this will benefit local residents for years to come.”

“The addition of this sidewalk will provide a safer path for residents, said Rep. Jerry Knowles. “Our residents enjoy to walk and enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors. However, the deteriorated state of the McAdoo sidewalk makes it treacherous in places. This grant money will rectify the situation.”

“This is great news for the residents of the McAdoo Borough.  McAdoo can always count on Senator Argall and Representative Knowles to deliver in a time of need. We are grateful that these gentlemen removed this financial burden from the taxpayers and added some great beautification to the Borough,” said the Mayor of McAdoo, Dane Watro.

“There are not enough words to truly express our gratitude to Senator Dave Argall and Rep. Jerry Knowles for their efforts in obtaining a grant to complete the Route 309 project including the sidewalks,” said McAdoo Borough Council President Mary Labert. “They are always there for the citizens of McAdoo in our time of need.”

This restoration effort has been in progress since 2018.  The extensive project has included the installation of new traffic signals, the construction of Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps at all intersections, improvements to drainage, and the construction of sidewalks in the downtown area. 


Contact: Jim Brugger

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