Wolf Administration Announces Enhancements of Transportation Infrastructure for Cool Valley Business Park in Washington County
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced the approval of new funding for infrastructure improvements that will enhance traffic flow to the Cool Valley Business Park in Cecil Township, Washington County.
“With the development of a business park as big as Cool Valley comes infrastructure challenges that result from the increased traffic flow,” Secretary Davin said. “This grant will solve those infrastructure challenges and will enable construction of the park to commence, which will have a significant positive economic impact for Washington County.”
Washington County Chamber of Commerce was approved for a $2,895,000 grant for infrastructure improvements that include the construction of turning lanes at the intersection of State Route 1009 and State Route 1036. These improvements will support traffic flow to the planned Cool Valley Business Park, a 250-acre development with nearly 1.4 million square feet of office space.
“The development of Cool Valley is the necessary next step in the economic growth of Washington County,” said Jeff M. Kotula, president of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. “The $2,895,000 that was recently awarded by Governor Wolf will allow us to begin the development of this park which will lead to new business attraction, new jobs, and allow us to take full advantage of the southern beltway.”
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 these road improvements to support the Cool Valley Business Park,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “This investment will support the park and build even more on the economic success the county has enjoyed with the nearby Southpointe developments.”
This new funding comes shortly after Governor Wolf’s recent announcement of $1 million in funding through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to support construction costs for the Cool Valley Business Park. The Cool Valley project will substantially support economic development activities in Washington County, home to several large gas, coal, and energy companies.
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132