Harrisburg – October 28, 2021 – State Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria) said today that a $250,000 transportation grant will fund a much-needed safety improvement near the new Holiday Inn Express and Suites development and LifePoint Outpatient facility on Scalp Avenue.
The grant will move a bus stop off the roadway and into the nearby parking lot. Scalp Avenue is a four-lane divided highway at this site.
“The goal is to improve pedestrian and motorist safety near the development,” Wozniak said. “There have been accidents and it is hazardous for pedestrians who have to safely navigate the heavy traffic in the area.”
A second bus stop is planned for the LifePoint Outpatient facility.
“This area is treacherous for transit riders and with new development in the area and the need to provide public access to the healthcare facility, action has to be taken to ensure that pedestrians are protected.,” Wozniak said.
Wozniak said that additional public transportation access will be needed and the movement of the bus stop into the parking lot from the highway will help those who use the services at the outpatient facility. Many seniors and others who use public transportation will benefit from this project, the senator said.
Currently, in order for patrons to use CamTran public transportation the bus must stop in the right lane of east-bound Route 56. There are no sidewalks in this area.
In addition to the relocation of the bus stop, walkways and access points in the new hotel parking lot will be improved.
The grant to Pasquerilla Enterprises to complete the safety project was authorized through the state Department of Transportation.