HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) and Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh) today announced a $166,000 grant has been awarded to North Catasauqua Borough for improvements to the Delaware and Lehigh (D&L) Trail.
Mako and Boscola advocated for the funding through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenway, Trails and Recreation Program, which funds projects for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open spaces and parks.
“The Delaware and Lehigh Trail is a treasure,” Mako said. “I enjoy biking on it whenever I have a free moment. This grant will result in 62 miles of continuously connected trail in Northampton and Lehigh counties which will allow for a variety of recreational and transit opportunities.”
“The D&L is a tremendous asset to our community and our Commonwealth,” Boscola stated. “Working in a bipartisan fashion to make possible the D&L’s much needed connection in North Catasauqua will have a significant impact on recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to the Lehigh Valley.”
The grant will be used widen and resurface 1.5 miles of the Delaware and Lehigh Trail and reconstruct a small bridge across a historic lock to extend the existing section of the trail in neighboring Northampton Borough.
The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County. It also consists of Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.
The 18th Senatorial District includes Bethlehem, Lower Saucon, Palmer and Williams townships; Freemansburg, Glendon, Hellertown, North Catasauqua, Northampton, Stockertown, Tatamy, West Easton and Wilson boroughs; and the cities of Bethlehem and Easton in Northampton County. It also includes Hanover, Salisbury and Whitehall townships; Catasauqua, Coplay, Emmaus and Fountain Hill boroughs; and the city of Bethlehem.
Representative Zachary Mako
183rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Senator Lisa Boscola
18th Legislative District
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