– Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) today announced the release of $1.5 million in state funds to construct a new public works building in Lehigh Township, Northampton County.
Mako advocated for support through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to assist with this important project.
“Lehigh Township’s current public works facility was built in 1958,” Mako said. “This aging facility cannot meet the current needs of the township and having to store equipment outside in a variety of weather conditions has resulted in rust, early deterioration and decreased longevity of the life of this equipment. I’m pleased to be able to assist with the needed funding to get this project completed.”
The money will be used to build the facility on vacant land located in the current municipal complex. The building will be large enough to house all trucks and equipment and include a lift and two service bays. A separate storage area will allow for a place for signs, barricades and other supplies to eliminate clutter and tripping hazards. In addition, there will be a small office/training room, lunchroom and modern bathroom facility with shower.
Funding for the project was authorized by lawmakers in the Capital Budget Project Itemization Act.
Until Nov. 30, 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.