Harrisburg, November 14, 2017 − Three Berks County municipalities will receive a total of $1.3 million in new state investments for their ongoing efforts to improve recreation services and transportation along 5th Street Highway.

Sen. Judy Schwank today said the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved Greenway, Trails and Recreation Grants for:

  • Topton Borough, Topton Community Park Playground, $100,000;
  • Muhlenberg Township, Jim Dietrich Park Trail and Recreation Improvements, $100,000;
  • Fleetwood Borough, Fleetwood Park Phase 1 Improvements, $100,000.

Additionally, Muhlenberg Township was awarded a $1 million Multimodal Grant to support the second phase of the 5th Street Highway Corridor Revitalization Initiative. This money is in addition to the $750,000 the township received last year through the same grant program.

“The 5th Street Highway is the key commercial corridor in Muhlenberg Township,” Schwank said. “These state funds will help local officials continue their efforts to improve safety and traffic flow along the corridor for pedestrians and motorists alike, and promote economic growth.”

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