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Projects in Pennsylvania

Below are the "shovel-ready" projects the mayors of this state submitted in the 2008 U.S. Conference of Mayors report. You can click on a project to read (and add to) its description. You can also discuss the project and vote on whether you believe it is critical or not. For a more local view, you can drill down to projects in a particular city. Just choose a city from the following list.

The total of cost of all the projects submitted by Pennsylvania is $4,448,759,130

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Description City State Jobs Cost Program Type Vote Ratio
Front Street Streetscape Enhancements (Hamilton to City Line) Allentown PA 14 $11,000,000 Streets/Roads -188
7th Street Enhancements (Walnut to City Line) Allentown PA 50 $7,500,000 Streets/Roads -73
8th Street Bridge Enhancements Allentown PA 45 $6,000,000 Streets/Roads 25
Mill & Overlay 5 (five) streets: Harrison - S. Hall to S 10th; Hanover - Bridge East to Irging; Hamilton - 2nd to 5th (part of Downtown Commercial Corridor): Mack - Emaus to 8th St Underpass; and Plymouth - Union to Hanover Allentown PA 50 $5,090,000 Streets/Roads -27
Ralumac Midway Manor & West Brook Park Neighborhoods Allentown PA 50 $5,000,000 Streets/Roads -20
Old Allentown Streetscape Improvements Allentown PA 40 $5,000,000 Streets/Roads -47
Rehab 9 (nine) Concrete Streets: Plymouth - Union to Columbia; Arch- Parkway to Turner; 29th - Parkway to Turner; Allen - Arch to Glenwood; Walnut - 2nd to 3rd; Sherman - Union to Hanover; 4th - Washingon to Walnut; Union - 4th to 5th; and Harrison - Leh Allentown PA 21 $3,565,000 Streets/Roads -6
West Park Streetscape Initiative Allentown PA 20 $3,000,000 Streets/Roads -25
New Concrete for 6 (six) streets: Chew -23rd to 31st; Refwal - Green to Allen; Type - 14th to Mercer; Hazel - Chew to Gordon; Page - Howard to 11th; and Monroe - 5th to Williams Allentown PA 25 $2,775,000 Streets/Roads -5
Hamilton Street Electrical Upgrade Allentown PA 16 $2,500,000 Streets/Roads -13
Traffic Calming for Chapel Ave & Parkway Blvd Allentown PA 20 $2,000,000 Streets/Roads -26
19th Street Streetscape Initiative (Liberty to Tilghman) Allentown PA 15 $1,500,000 Streets/Roads -2
Ott St. Streetscape Enhancements Allentown PA 7 $750,000 Streets/Roads -27
Reconstruct 1 (one) street, Union - American Parkway to RR Tracks Allentown PA 5 $750,000 Streets/Roads 6
Automatic Meter Reading Program Allentown PA 60 $6,000,000 Water -64
Ozonation Equipment for Lehigh River Intake Allentown PA 15 $3,500,000 Water 14
Removal of Inflow & Infiltration Allentown PA 15 $1,500,000 Water 11
Covers for Plate Settlers Allentown PA 7 $1,500,000 Water -20
Saintary Flow Monitoring Evaluation for Excessive Inflow & Infitlration Allentown PA 8 $800,000 Water 7
Sewer System Extension Allentown PA 7 $790,000 Water 7
Water Main Replacement (Contract Out) Allentown PA 6 $710,000 Water 24
Motor Control Replacement (MCC1) – (In progress) Replacement of Major Electrical Equipment from the 1960’s that are used to run part of the Wastewater Plant Allentown PA 3 $600,000 Water 15
Centrifugally Spun Cast Iron Pipe Replacement (In House) Allentown PA 4 $400,000 Water 2
Water Distribution Replacement (In House) Allentown PA 0 $400,000 Water -4
Lehigh River Flood Dike Maintenance – Annual Maintenance on Federal Flood Control Project Allentown PA 1 $250,000 Water 13
Miscellaneous Drainage Improvements Allentown PA 2 $250,000 Water 1
Sludge Basin Cleaning Equipment Allentown PA 1 $100,000 Water -1
Halstead Tank – Painting of Elevated Storage Tank Allentown PA 0 $100,000 Water -7
Security – Upgrades at the Wastewater Plant to meet Federal Regulations Allentown PA 1 $100,000 Water 11
Huckleberry Ridge Reservoir – Installation of Sodium Hypochlorite Generator for Reservoir Allentown PA 0 $35,000 Water 3
Schantz Flooding Investigation – Evaluation of Flood Control Measures to Protect Schantz Spring Allentown PA 0 $20,000 Water 6
City of Allentown Convention Center Allentown PA 350 $20,000,000 CDBG -64
City of Allentown Riverfront Development Project Allentown PA 300 $20,000,000 CDBG -23
General Park Improvments: Field Renovations, Drainage, Parking Lot, & Restrooms. Parks including, Cedar Beach/Parkway,Trexler & Lehigh Parkway (Wall Repairs), Keck, Fellowship East, Nice 13, East Side Reservoir, Incenerator Site, Franklin, Jordan, Jordan Allentown PA 50 $6,568,000 CDBG -12
City Pool Renovations (Cedar Beach, Mack, Foundtain, Jordon, & Irving) Renovations to include: New or Patching Floors, Sandblasting, Ceramic Tile, Plastering, New Filtration Systems, New Vacuuming Systems, Revised Chemical Systems, New Perimeter Piping, Allentown PA 62 $5,700,000 CDBG -5
Sacred Heart Neighborhood Public Improvements Allentown PA 47 $5,000,000 CDBG -16
Union Baptist Community Center, 6th & Chew Streets Allentown PA 30 $4,000,000 CDBG -36
Street Trees and Urban Forest Initiative Allentown PA 15 $2,500,000 CDBG 2
Trail Development & Improvement: East Side- Lehigh River, Incinerator Site, Barber's Quarry Branch, Canal Park Tow Path Allentown PA 13 $1,990,000 CDBG 5
Allentown Cemetery Improvements Allentown PA 17 $1,500,000 CDBG -25
Equipment for Recycling Center: Trommel Screener Tub Grinder, Trash Transfer to Trailer Compactor Unit Allentown PA 1 $1,120,000 CDBG 6
Site Preparation & Constuction of Transer Pit for Recyling & Solid Waste Allentown PA 6 $750,000 CDBG 1
City Hall Improvements: Elevator Replacement, Replacement of Lights and Trolley around City Hall Perimeter, City Hall HVAC System Allentown PA 5 $700,000 CDBG -11
Bucke Boyle Bathhouse Renovation Allentown PA 2 $500,000 CDBG -29
Roof Replacements at various City Buildings (Ceiling at Filter Plant) Allentown PA 5 $475,000 CDBG 0
Playground Improvements & Replacement including Safety Program Allentown PA 3 $277,000 CDBG 10
Roosevelt/ Old Fairgrounds Improvements Allentown PA 1 $200,000 CDBG -5
One-Way Pair program converting major gateway streets to one-way, complete signage, pavement markings, pedestrian safety improvements and additional on-street parking Bethlehem PA 400 $2,500,000 Streets/Roads -10
Carlton Avenue improvements to curb, sidewalk, overlay streets, remove and plant new trees, renew water and sewer mains. Bethlehem PA 200 $1,220,000 Streets/Roads -10
Engineering and replacement of High Street bridge Bethlehem PA 200 $1,200,000 Streets/Roads 9
Johnston Drive swale improvements Bethlehem PA 170 $1,000,000 Streets/Roads 3
Municipal garage building addition Bethlehem PA 100 $500,000 Streets/Roads -14
East Fifth Street reconstruction Bethlehem PA 100 $400,000 Streets/Roads -5
South Mountain Drive resurfacing and reconstruction Bethlehem PA 80 $340,000 Streets/Roads -2
Repairs to 10 bridges in the City Bethlehem PA 80 $300,000 Streets/Roads 29
West Goepp Street storm sewer improvements Bethlehem PA 65 $250,000 Streets/Roads 3
Linden Street storm sewer improvements Bethlehem PA 50 $200,000 Streets/Roads 5
Greenmeadow Drive storm sewer improvements Bethlehem PA 40 $145,000 Streets/Roads 0
City Hall complex laybys, Phase III Bethlehem PA 35 $135,000 Streets/Roads -15
College Drive (Apple Street) Improvements Bethlehem PA 35 $132,000 Streets/Roads -1
West Garrison Street reconstruction Bethlehem PA 35 $130,000 Streets/Roads -6
Perry Street Improvements Bethlehem PA 30 $115,000 Streets/Roads -2
Streets Bureau storage facility Bethlehem PA 20 $100,000 Streets/Roads -6
Traffic Bureau truck storage facility Bethlehem PA 20 $90,000 Streets/Roads -12
Phase 1 upgrades and expansion to Waste Water Treatment Plant Bethlehem PA 50 $10,330,000 Water 19
Extension of City-owned infrastructure into Bethlehem Township for service Bethlehem PA 14 $6,600,000 Water -16
Oxidant Delivery System to combat biofilm in raw water transmission mains Bethlehem PA 16 $1,800,000 Water 3
Backwash system improvement at water filtration plant Bethlehem PA 16 $1,800,000 Water 7
Waste Water Collection System renewal/I&I reduction Bethlehem PA 17 $1,500,000 Water 3
Waste Water Distribution System renewal to replace aged water mains Bethlehem PA 13 $1,000,000 Water 12
Diversion manhole upgrades at Waste Water Treatment Plant to alleviate hydraulic grade line issues in collection system and sanity sewer overflows Bethlehem PA 10 $400,000 Water -1
Security improvements for water distribution system Bethlehem PA 13 $300,000 Water 4
1000 car space garage and multi-modal transportation center for Bethlehem Works Bethlehem PA 150 $25,000,000 CDBG -50
Develop 300 car space parking garage on South Main Street Bethlehem PA 100 $6,500,000 CDBG -17
Develop 400 car space parking garage adjacent to Historic Flatiron building Bethlehem PA 75 $6,000,000 CDBG -9
Restore and rehabilitate 1850 Historic Stock House into Visitors Center Bethlehem PA 50 $2,500,000 CDBG 1
Construction of restrooms at City Line Little League field Bethlehem PA 6 $85,000 CDBG 8
Public/Private partnership to construct hydrogen fueling infrastructure on former Bethlehem Steel brownfield site Bethlehem PA 150 $4,000,000 Energy 10
Establishment of energy efficiency grant fund to assist homeowners in energy efficiency renovations to their homes Bethlehem PA 0 $1,000,000 Energy 20
Upgrade mechanical systems in City Hall complex Bethlehem PA 8 $210,000 Energy 4
Installation of solar panels at City Hall complex Bethlehem PA 12 $200,000 Energy 15
Install Greenroof on City Hall - Building A Bethlehem PA 8 $90,000 Energy 3
Window/door replacement at City Hall complex Bethlehem PA 18 $80,000 Energy 2
Purchase and renovation of building for Public Safety annex Bethlehem PA 50 $3,500,000 Public Safety -8
Develop Greenway from New Street to Lynn Avenue Bethlehem PA 60 $3,200,000 Public Safety 3
Public Safety training facility with training tower and EVOC course for Police, Fire and EMS Bethlehem PA 25 $3,000,000 Public Safety 4
Construct new Firehouse replacing Lincoln Fire Station Bethlehem PA 20 $2,450,000 Public Safety 10
Construct Skate Park Bethlehem PA 30 $1,500,000 Public Safety -80
Firearms Range Development Bethlehem PA 25 $1,224,110 Public Safety 8
Construct new EMS facility at Eaton Avenue Bethlehem PA 15 $700,000 Public Safety 15
Redesign of Friendship, Fairview, and Higbee Parks Bethlehem PA 15 $600,000 Public Safety 2
Develop Sand Island West Bethlehem PA 20 $350,000 Public Safety -2
Public pool repairs/improvements Bethlehem PA 12 $300,000 Public Safety 5
Replacement of garage floor and access ramps - City Hall Bethlehem PA 8 $210,000 Public Safety -15
Saucon Park-Saints field elevation and lighting Bethlehem PA 10 $175,000 Public Safety -17
Resurface Yosko Park and Sand Island basketball courts Bethlehem PA 6 $120,000 Public Safety -25
Renovations to Daughters of the American Revolution House Bethlehem PA 8 $120,000 Public Safety -26
Install emergency generators at all Fire Stations Bethlehem PA 4 $100,000 Public Safety 24
Upgrade of Monocacy Complex power system/infrastructure Bethlehem PA 4 $100,000 Public Safety -1
Various improvements to Municipal Service Center Garage Bethlehem PA 10 $70,000 Public Safety -9
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