Wolf Administration Announces Enhancements of Critical Transportation Infrastructure to Support Dunbar Business Park in Fayette County
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for transportation infrastructure improvements to the Dunbar Business Park, a more than 250-acre development expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs in the region upon completion.
“In order for economic development projects like the Dunbar Business Park to reach their full potential, they need high-quality, safe transportation infrastructure in place that can handle increases in traffic flow,” Secretary Davin said. “This funding is equipping the business park with the surrounding infrastructure it needs to properly grow and create jobs.”
Fay-Penn Economic Development Council was approved for $438,416 in funding for roadway improvements, signal upgrades, and adding a turning lane from State Route 1028 onto State Route 119. The improvements will enhance safety and traffic flow to Dunbar Business Park. Opened in 2016, the multi-phase Dunbar Business Park development is expected to create 1,100 new, full-time jobs in the area upon full occupancy and provide a significant boost to the regional economy.
“The Dunbar Business Park is a top economic development priority for Fayette County, and this funding will help ensure that all of the infrastructure surrounding the site will be equipped for its growth,” said Bob Shark, executive director of the Fay-Penn Economic Development Council. “We appreciate the support of the Wolf Administration as we continue to make progress on the business park, as well as the more than 1,000 jobs it will create.”
Funding for the project was provided by the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Funds (TIIF) program. The TIIF program is administered in cooperation with DCED and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
“On behalf of Governor Wolf, we at PennDOT are delighted to assist with road upgrades to improve access to the Dunbar Business Park,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “This investment will help enhance traffic flow into the park, which opens the door to better business opportunities for Fayette County.”
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132