(February 8, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and State Representative John Lawrence today announced that the Borough of Oxford will receive $143,836 in state funding to support road improvements related to the proposed transportation center.
Specifically, the funds will be used for downtown roadway and pedestrian access improvements related to the center, including the reconstruction of and repairs to Second Street (between Locust and Mt. Vernon Streets) and Octoraro Alley (from Second Street to the entrance of the new transit center).
The project aims to resolve parking issues, which continue to be an impediment to Oxford’s ongoing downtown revitalization. In addition, the center has been designed as a multimodal transit hub, with increased parking, and an integrated bus station and loop road, in anticipation of expanding public transportation options for borough residents and workers.
With the addition of this grant, a total of over $5 million in local, county, and state grants have been committed to the overall project.
“As the mayor of the greatest small town in America, I am thrilled to be a part of the development and growth in Oxford,” said Oxford Mayor Lorraine Durnan Bell. “Our economic growth is vital to the expansion of business and quality of life for all. I am excited to be a supporter of the new multi-modal transportation center, which will be instrumental in the revitalization project that has been flourishing through the recent past and will continue in our future.”
“This project is key to supporting the continued growth and economic revitalization of downtown Oxford, which is making great strides in attracting new businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents,” Dinniman said. “I’m committed to the success of Oxford and committed to working in the spirit of bipartisanship to ensure that downtown Oxford gets the support it needs to grow and flourish for years to come.”
“This project is vital for Oxford and the surrounding community,” said State Representative John Lawrence. “The parking and transit facility will provide core infrastructure to support the continued renewal of downtown Oxford. Grant funding like this is very competitive – by working together with Senator Dinniman, Oxford Borough, and Oxford Mainstreet Inc., $5 million has been committed to making this project a reality.”
Representative John Lawrence
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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