Harrisburg – February 1, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that $1.1 million in transportation grant funds were awarded to the city of Philadelphia.

Wood Block Paver“Improving the appearance and accessibility of our beautiful historic district is paramount to our city’s development,” said Farnese. “Increasing the ease of access to our community is essential to our economic growth.”

The grant funding is earmarked for rehabilitation of unique historic streets in the city. Improvements will be made in multimodal access and ADA compliance.

Farnese said that the improvements will go towards boosting economic development in the historic districts including Camac Street’s wood pavers, Waverly Street’s iron slag block, Mermaid Lane and Winston Road’s cubical granite block.  The Camac and Waverly Street projects are located in the 1st Senatorial District.

The grants were issued through the state Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. The fund provides grants to boost economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to residents across Pennsylvania.

Throughout Pennsylvania, $44.5 million was given to 50 multimodal projects in this funding round.