Neshannock Township in Lawrence County will be getting a financial boost that could help it boost the local economy.

The township is set to receive $1.26 million for traffic calming and safety improvements along Kings Chapel Road and Pulaski Road.

The township has identified several areas that could help stimulate economic and job growth, however transportation and traffic congestion issues hold back the potential of said sites, according to a news release from Sen. Michele Brook's office.

"This project will help create new economic opportunities by overcoming the current heavy traffic congestion and safety issues that are present," Brooks said. "The funding will go a long way to unlocking township's growth potential, while at the same time making vital traffic safety improvements that we all want to see."

The grant will help add new turning lanes and make signal improvements to the roads. Additionally, it will go toward realigning Kings Chapel Road near Millenium Park, creating direct access to the park.

Multimodal Transportation Fund awards may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.