Youngsville Borough has been award $120,000 by the Northwest Rural Transportation organization for Streetscape improvements along Railroad Street.
"This project will be the first part of a multi-phased project to construct comprehensive capital improvements along Railroad Street in Youngsville, Pa.," Travis Siegel, marketing specialist for the Northwest Commission said.
Borough Manager Lisa Hagberg said bids for the project will go out on July 19 and a tentative bid opening date has been set for Aug. 23.
"We're hoping to start in the fall, take a winter break and have the work done in 2013," she said. "We're just working out the details now."
Youngsville Borough was awarded $1 million by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the Revitalization and Economic Redevelopment Enhancement Plan in January 2011.
"It's exciting to finally see it come to fruition," Hagberg said. "The people of Youngsville have been working on it for a very long time, so it will be exciting for the residents and the community as a whole."
Sue Smith, regional manager for the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, said the funds will work in addition to the previous funds to complete construction on a number improvements on Railroad Street.
The improvements include historic-style street lighting, sidewalks, street trees and landscaping, street furnishing, trash receptacles, bollards, and underground conduits for street lighting. Utility improvements for the project include water service connections and storm sewer laterals, handicap ramps, driveway aprons, curbs, gutters and catch basins, street resurfacing with pavement markings and traffic signs.
A pedestrian crosswalk at the northern intersection of Route 6 and Railroad Street is also included.
"They've been very fortunate to get the funding to make this all come together," Smith said.