The Cumberland Valley School District will receive $750,000 for roadway improvements at a busy intersection in Silver Spring Township that will be used often by elementary and middle school children and their families, Sen.-elect Mike Regan announced today.
The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved the project recently from its Multimodal Transportation Fund, for upgrades to Bali Hai Road, to include the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Bali Hai and Lambs Gap Road.
The improvements are a key component of Cumberland Valley School District’s plan to build a new elementary school and a new middle school, which will include the construction of a pedestrian tunnel under a relocated Bali Hai Road.
“This grant will keep pedestrians safer, improve traffic flow and improve access for ambulances, fire engines and police,” said Sen.-elect Regan. “This project will help schoolchildren and their families significantly, along with the thousands of daily commuters who drive or walk through the area.”
“This grant is an investment in the community and in pedestrian and traffic safety, especially for the very young,” Sen.-elect Regan added. “Upgrades will ease travel, help prevent accidents and ultimately enhance the safety of motorists and pedestrians.”
As part of the $3.3 million school district project, a left-turn lane will be added on Lambs Gap Road, and a right-turn lane will be added on Creekview Road.
The transportation improvements are slated to begin in June, 2017. The new Winding Hill Creek Elementary School is scheduled to open in August, 2018, and the new Mountain View Middle School is expected to open in August, 2019.
The CFA, an independent agency of the Commonwealth, administers Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages and holds fiduciary responsibility over funding dedicated to Pennsylvania’s economic growth.