Nov. 21, 2022
–Rep. Ann Flood (R-Northampton) is pleased to announce over $6 million in new funding to the 138th district for two projects that will improve the lives for citizens of the Lehigh Valley.
Flood played a key role in securing this funding through Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
St. Luke’s Anderson Campus has been awarded $4.3 million for construction that will aid with relocating and expanding the emergency department. This project will renovate the existing/former space for an expanded pre-operative and post-operative area, an additional operating room and space for the new radiology residency program.
“I was more than happy to advocate for these building projects,” said Flood. “Investing in our health care infrastructure is vital in making sure each and every patient that is admitted into the hospital is met with top-tier medical care.
Majestic Realty Co. has been awarded $2.5 million for construction of backbone public infrastructure on Lehigh Valley International Airport’s (LVIA) unimproved land to be used as a flex park. This includes surface improvements (road paving, striping, curb, gutter, sidewalk, and adjacent landscaping, fire hydrants, street lights, etc.), subsurface wet and dry utilities (water, sewer and storm pipes, electrical and telecom lines, conduits and vaults, and natural gas lines) and other improvements as needed.
“Similarly to St. Luke’s, the Lehigh Valley International Airport is a vital asset to our region, and I am incredibly excited to see these funds be put to good use by creating a business park that will be located across the street from the airport. This will open up the opportunity for more jobs in the region and encourage economic growth.”
RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.