Fritz, Brown Announce Million Dollar Improvements to Downtown Honesdale Traffic Corridor
4/29/2024
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Sen. Rosemary Brown (R-Monroe/Lackawanna/Wayne) are announcing a million-dollar investment to improve the safety and accessibility for pedestrians has been awarded to Honesdale.

The Greater Honesdale Partnership will receive $1.33 million for new stamped concrete walkways, curbing, lighting, utility updates and bench amenities on a portion of Honesdale's Main Street corridor. All walkways and amenities provided will meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards and will promote access for all citizens across this new streetscape section. The project includes providing 8-foot-wide sidewalk pathways, crosswalks and lighting serving pedestrians on the adjacent State Route (Main Street, SR 006).

"This is big news for Honesdale, a small town that continues to grow and see success. These dollars will help beautify our Main Street corridor while enhancing safety, walkability, bike-ability, lighting and curb appeal,” said Fritz. “Our focus is investing economic development dollars in areas/places that will provide maximum return on investment. Honesdale continues to be a wise investment."

“This major boost in infrastructure investment will not only help the economic vitality of Honesdale, but it will provide a safer and more accessible downtown for residents, visitors and businesses,” said Brown. “I am pleased to see this critical project move forward.”

The federal Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TASA) provides funding for projects and activities defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, environmental mitigation, trails that serve a transportation purpose, and safe routes to school projects.

Representative Jonathan Fritz
111th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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