College partners with city on $1.3 million grant Twitter
State Sen. Lisa Boscola and State Rep. Robert Freeman announced the city of Easton has been awarded $1,331,670 for the Bushkill Corridor Safety Enhancements Project.
The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the Multimodal Transportation Fund grant designated for important pedestrian safety projects.
The College partnered with the city of Easton on the grant to help further development of the community’s infrastructure. Roger Demareski, chief financial officer, and Mayor Sal Panto met with state officials in the fall about the project.
“Over the past few years the College has worked to improve corridors between the campus and community, as in the work on High Street and North 3rd Street,” says President Alison Byerly.
The grant supports improvements along the Bushkill corridor, which will benefit both the city and the college community.
“Our faculty and students will have more opportunities to undertake art and sustainability projects along the Bushkill Creek and Karl Stirner Arts Trail, increased use of the trail for athletic training and recreation, and a safe pathway to all the offerings at the Silk Mill,” says Byerly. “The grant also supports development projects and community programming in the West Ward.”
To enhance the benefit to the community, the College committed to undertaking complementary work on its properties along Bushkill Drive so that grant funds are reserved for infrastructure updates to neighboring properties.