– Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) today called the $20 million federal Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant, awarded to Butler County to complete infrastructure improvements along the Route 228 Corridor, a huge win for increasing public safety, economic development and job creation.
In July 2018, Metcalfe wrote to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of Butler County’s BUILD grant application. The two specific areas along the Route 228 corridor where Butler County is seeking transportation improvements are Balls Bend in Middlesex Township and Freedom Road (from Commonwealth Drive to Haines School Road) in Cranberry Township.
“A safe and reliable transportation network is essential for expanding access to employment, social, health and educational services for my constituents and others,” said Metcalfe. “Especially with the addition of the Shell Company’s ethane cracker plant in neighboring Beaver County, this successful BUILD grant is even more critical in helping to ease traffic congestion and expanding job creation opportunities across our rapidly growing region.”
While Metcalfe does not have a vote in the process of prioritizing funding for core infrastructure improvements in Butler County, including the Freedom Road Corridor and Route 228, he remains a vocal advocate for the transportation needs of the 12th Legislative District.
Covering southern Butler County, the 12th Legislative District includes Adams, Clinton, Cranberry, Forward, Middlesex and Penn townships; and Callery, Mars, Seven Fields and Valencia boroughs.
Representative Daryl Metcalfe
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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