Bethlehem Press

Friday, December 14, 2018

Hellertown’s Main Street Work gets state grant

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by The Press in Local News

State Sen. Lisa Boscola has announced $160,00 in local share (LSA) gaming dollars for improvements along Main Street in Hellertown Borough.

“I was determined to keep LSA funds flowing to our communities for a wide range of important projects,” Boscola said. “I will continue to work with local leaders to obtain funding resources aimed at improving our communities.”

Boscola said the funding will be used for pedestrian safety improvements along Main Street. Based on the results of a Walkability Study, Smart Transportation Plan and community feedback, pedestrian safety along Main Street has become a serious issue. Improvements will be made at two intersections, Thomas Avenue and Hampton Avenue.

The crossing at Thomas Avenue will receive two thermoplastic striped crosswalks along with pedestrian push button-activated rapid flashing beacon signs to notify oncoming traffic when a pedestrian is in the roadway. Four ADA ramps will be installed with two curb extensions to shorten the crossing distance. A bus shelter will also be installed to provide cover at this existing bus stop.

The Hampton Avenue crossing will receive pedestrian push button-activated roadway LED in-grade lights along with a new decorative stamped crosswalk on the south side of the crossing. A thermoplastic pedestrian crosswalk will be installed across the west side of Hampton. Three ADA ramps will also be installed.

The funding is earmarked from the state’s LSA program that requires Pennsylvania casinos to provide a percentage of funds for projects in contiguous counties. In this case, funds were received from Mt. Airy Casino.