Nov. 19, 2021

HARRISBURG – A $750,000 grant awarded today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority will be used to create a left-turn lane on Fishburn Road, relocate its intersection with Sand Hill Road and add a traffic signal, according to Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin) and Sen. John DiSanto (R-Dauphin/Perry).

The project will also create a bike path on Fishburn Road and improve access to The Crossing in Hershey development. The intersection of Fishburn and Sand Hill roads often has traffic congestion stemming from eastbound and southbound traffic leaving Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Linlo Properties, developer of The Crossing, committed private funding to the project, which also received a multimodal transportation fund award in 2018.

“I’m thankful the Commonwealth Financing Authority has shown foresight in recognizing how important it is to improve the flow of traffic on and around Fishburn Road,” Mehaffie said. “This section of Derry Township is a targeted area for commercial growth, which needs to be supported by high-quality infrastructure.”

“I’m pleased to join Rep. Mehaffie in offering my support for state funding that helps build community and transportation assets, which improve the quality of life in our area,” DiSanto said.

The grant was awarded by the CFA under its Multimodal Transportation Fund Program. The program is funded with money assessed by the Commonwealth through the state’s Impact Fee, which is paid by the state’s unconventional natural gas producers.

Representative Thomas Mehaffie
106th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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