07.01.16: Article

July 1, 2016: BOSS Wins $1.1 Million Grant

for Phase 3 of Downtown Road Project

 

State to invest $1.1M in Sinking Spring revitalization project

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved a $1.1 million grant for the Borough of Sinking Spring, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Jim Cox (R-Berks).

The investment will provide for the start of construction of the Columbia Avenue Extension in the borough. Dubbed “Smart Growth for the 21st Century,” Sinking Spring’s Revitalization Program’s goal is to correct two intersections, while creating favorable traffic patterns and parking for the redevelopment of downtown’s business district.

“This is a critical project not just for Sinking Spring, but for Berks County and the surrounding region,” Argall said. “Updating the intersections will provide for smoother traffic flow while creating a central business district that will lead to further revitalization and economic opportunity for local residents. I’m pleased to see the community receive this highly competitive funding to assist with their overall project”

“This is an example of state government investing in local communities,” Cox said. “The residents, employers and workers in Sinking Spring stand to significantly benefit from this grant.  Sinking Spring is a wonderful community and this project will hopefully make it even better.”

The total project cost is $1.8 million.