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Grant will construct a mile of waterfront trail along Codorus Creek to create pedestrian and bike paths for residents and visitors

Project also includes flood control infrastructure along the creek

Funding comes from RAISE grants, thanks to the infrastructure law

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Fetterman (D-PA) announced $15 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to support the Codorus Greenway Project along Codorus Creek in York. The Codorus Greenway will be a waterfront trail along the creek for York residents and visitors. The funding comes from a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grant, funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

“When we passed the infrastructure law, I fought to ensure we were making our communities better places to live for Pennsylvanians,” said Senator Casey. “With the creation of the Codorus Greenway, York residents and visitors will be able to walk and bike along Codorus Creek in the heart of the city. This is a transformational project for the City of York that Pennsylvanians will be able to enjoy for generations to come.”

“Any day that we can announce more federal dollars heading to Pennsylvania is a good day,” said Senator Fetterman. “President Biden’s infrastructure law, and the RAISE program in particular, was designed to invest in cities and towns with big ideas for how to make their community more livable. By developing pedestrian and bike paths along the Codorus Creek, the Codorus Greenway Project will transform the area, improve public access to the creek, and bring more economic opportunities to the people of York. I’m proud to have fought alongside Senator Casey for this funding.”

“This award is a transformative investment in the Codorus Greenway, the largest green infrastructure project in York County's history. Through this award, we will return the waterfront to its natural park-like environs, providing public access through beautification of the city's primary natural resource,” said Kevin Schreiber, CEO of the York County Economic Alliance. These funds will also provide stormwater and sediment reduction supporting water quality goals for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and ultimately propel environmental and economic justice, multiple modes of pedestrian transportation, recreation, and an historic waterfront transformation that will have an exponential return on investment for our community and region.”

This project will construct approximately one mile of waterfront trail as a part of the Codorus Greenway Project and includes upgrades to flood control infrastructure along Codorus Creek. The Codorus Greenway Project will provide a designated pedestrian and bike path that connects to the region’s mass transit through the York Transfer Center, job opportunities and essential services located in downtown York City, and to the York County Heritage Rail Trail which provides an accessible recreational amenity that spans 27 miles.