Hamburg Dedicates New Connection To Route 61

Northbound Pennsylvania Route 61 approaching t...

Northbound Pennsylvania Route 61 approaching the intersection with Fourth Street in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HAMBURG, PA – Hoping to bring more business to the area, state and local officials on Friday dedicated a new 1,100-foot stretch of highway leading from the borough to Route 61.

It took seven years and more than $4 million to develop this extension of the borough’s two-lane Grand Street, which leads to a new intersection on Route 61 just north of the facility for Advanced H20 at 316 Front St. It opened July 17, John Leonforte, the borough’s code enforcement manager, said.

“This new access will enhance development of more than 40 acres for new commercial and industrial opportunities, bringing more jobs and growth to the Hamburg area,” borough Manager Marisa C. Lenceski said in a speech before a crowd of 20 on Friday at a special event staged near Grand and Front streets.

MBC Development, Schuylkill Haven, owns land bordering the north and south sides of the new stretch of Grand Street, James W. Miller, MBC president, said Friday.

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