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Connector Road Land Development Plans Submitted to Township

CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (January 26, 2015) – Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) announced today that land development plans for the South Middleton Township Connector Road have been submitted to the township. The Connector Road Project is intended to help solve longstanding local and regional transportation concerns associated with the split interchange at Exits 48 and 49 of Interstate I-81 in Cumberland County in addition to creating sustainable jobs and capital investment.

CAEDC partnered with local businessman Steven J. Rose to pursue Multimodal Transportation Funding (MTF) Grants to help finance the multimillion dollar regional transportation project. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) accepted applications from projects throughout the state over a period of two open-application rounds conducted from April 2014 to September 2014. The MTF evaluation team reviewed and evaluated hundreds of detailed application submissions and selected the Connector Road Project to receive a total of $2,635,000 in MTF grants. Rose and the developers of Heritage Village have committed the additional private funding necessary to construct the nearly one-mile long road connecting Trindle and York Road which will then be dedicated to the Township.”Mr. Rose has provided leadership and financial resources necessary to move this important public infrastructure project forward. This project is a perfect example of a public-private partnership that can solve complex transportation problems while leveraging public funding to spur private economic development,” said Jonathan Bowser, CAEDC CEO.

CAEDC is grateful for the support of Senator Pat Vance, PA House and Senate leadership, Representative Will Tallman, Representative Mike Regan, the Cumberland County Commissioners, PennDOT, DCED and the Supervisors of both South Middleton and Middlesex Townships.


CAEDC is Cumberland County’s authorized agency charged with leveraging and promoting Cumberland Valley’s economic development and tourism assets to drive growth, create jobs and improve the quality of life. Offices are located at 53 W. South Street, Carlisle PA. For more information, visit www.cumberlandbusiness.com and www.visitcumberlandvalley.com.

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