Hermitage Awarded $392K for Sidewalks Project

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The city was awarded a $392,583 grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to build new sidewalks along the west side of state Route 18.

The project will provide a safe connection for pedestrians between the Hermitage School District campus and the Shenango Valley YMCA complex through the installation of 1,100 feet of sidewalk along Route 18 from the intersection of Highland Road to the existing sidewalk north of the YMCA property.

“This grant will help more safely connect students to the YMCA,” said state Rep. Parke Wentling, R-7th.

The funding was awarded through PennDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside program, which works to improve the accessibility of biking and walking paths and amenities, pedestrian access to public transportation, community improvement activities, environmental mitigation projects and trails.

“Adding this vital new sidewalk access is going to safely increase opportunities for our school kids to participate in the many activities found at the Shenango Valley YMCA. These include indoor and outdoor youth recreation programs, indoor basketball, fitness/strength training, outdoor soccer, baseball and football,” said state Sen. Michele Brooks, R-50th. “This project will provide a critical component to ensure a safe connection for not only students, but also adults that will use the pathway to this very popular facility.”

Pictured at top: Photo via Facebook | City of Hermitage, PA.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.