Brown: $2 Million Smithfield Gateway Roadway Improvements Included in 2016/17 PennDOT Multi Modal Grants
HARRISBURG – Earlier today, the governor announced a $40 million Multimodal Transportation Fund grant package from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for 37 highway, bike and pedestrian projects across the state, including one in Monroe County, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) said.

Pocono Mountain Industries Inc., will receive $2,074,563 to construct roadway improvements on Routes 209 and 447, to support the construction of Smithfield Gateway, a mixed-use development in Smithfield Township.

“This roadwork improvement is critical for this section of our community and should have been done years ago,” Brown said. “Because of the Smithfield Gateway project, more than $7 million in roadwork improvements will be occurring. The $2,074,563 grant will aid in this roadwork, and is a tremendous return on investment for our community both in road safety, economic development and aesthetic qualities, as it’s a main exit and entrance of the Poconos.”

For more information about this project, or any state-related issue, contact Brown’s district office in East Stroudsburg located at 143 Seven Bridge Road, by calling 570-420-8301. Information can also be found on online at or

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Krisinda Corbin
717.705.2032 /

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