PA receives $17 million from Infrastructure Act to improve Appalachian Development Highway System

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Governor Wolf announced Tuesday that Pennsylvania has received more than $17 million in federal funding for the Appalachian Development Highway System under the bipartisan Infrastructure Act.

“The Appalachian region is connected not only by our landscape, but also by our extensive network of highways, allowing travelers and businesses to reach important destinations and supporting economic development, tourism and more,” said said Governor Wolf. “I am pleased that President Joe Biden continues to share my commitment to strengthening our infrastructure and grateful that we will receive support for our portion of this multi-state highway system.”

All funding was decided by the Appalachian Regional Commission, of which Pa. is a member.

The Appalachian Development Highway System is a 3,090-mile network of highways that connects state highways and contributes to the economic development of Appalachia. There are 33 “corridors” to connect to regional and national markets to foster growth opportunities and improve access to Appalachia.

Over $1.2 billion has been allocated to the Appalachian Development Highway System for the timely completion of designated corridors in the Appalachian region.

“From big cities to small towns, every American community deserves reliable access to our transportation system,” said US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Thanks to President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure act, we now have historic resources to improve transportation and create jobs for people in Appalachia and the rest of the country.”

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