HARRISBURG – Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) announced today that Oxford Borough will receive a $736,000 state grant for sidewalk repair and safety improvements. Nearly 9,000 linear feet of sidewalk and curbing will be installed in areas where none exist or where deterioration dictates the need for replacement. ADA compliant ramps will also be installed where appropriate.
“This grant will be used to replace old, broken sidewalks in areas that have not seen repair for decades,” said Lawrence. “Receiving this grant is a real win for these neighborhoods and the borough as a whole. This grant funding is very competitive, and I strongly advocated on behalf of Oxford’s application. This funding will benefit both residents in town and school children from the entire Oxford Area School District.”
“The Borough of Oxford would like to thank Representative Lawrence for his continued support in helping Oxford and its residents secure this important funding,” said Oxford Borough Council President Sue Lombardi. “This grant makes possible infrastructure improvements in areas around several of our schools where current sidewalk and curbs are non-existent or in need of replacement.”
The grant, approved last week by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), will enhance pedestrian mobility and safety on sections of Broad, South Franklin, Nottingham and Garfield streets in residential areas of the borough. The work will focus on the area surrounding the elementary and middle schools in the middle of Oxford.
Representative John Lawrence
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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