HARRISBURG (February 1, 2019) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that five transportation projects in Chester County will receive $5.7 million in total state grant funding.
“Transportation is how we keep moving and how we keep our economy moving forward,” Dinniman said. “These investments will enhance everything from local traffic flow to pedestrian safety to local airport operations to roadway signage for long-lasting improvements across our region.”
The projects, which are funded through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, are as follows:
- $1.8 million for the Chester County Airport to extend the existing terminal building that was constructed in 1993 which will allow for the addition of a public terminal and new Fixed-Base Operator space and expansion of the parking and access way.
- $204,284 to the Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau to replace existing wayfinding road signage throughout Chester County, including fabrication, installation, and inspection of newly-designed signs.
- $2.6 million for East Coventry Township to signalize the Route 724/Peterman Road intersection; add left-turn lanes on all approaches; restrict left turns from Old Schuylkill Road to the Route 724 intersection; and install sidewalks along the east side of Peterman Road from Route 724 to Old Schuylkill Road and along Old Schuylkill Road to Spiece Road.
- $1 million for East Fallowfield Township for repairs to Mortonville Road, including embankment stabilization, drainage improvements, and roadway reconstruction.
- $100,000 for Honey Brook Borough for pedestrian improvements to Chestnut Street, including rehabilitation and reconstruction of sidewalks and curbs to ADA standards with street paving. The work will also direct stormwater toward existing inlets.
The Chester County projects were part of 50 highway, bridge, transit, aviation, and bike and pedestrian projects in 23 counties selected for $44.5 million in total funding.
PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.
Funding for these projects comes through Act 89 of 2013, Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Transportation Funding Plan, which increased transit funding and established dedicated multimodal funding for aviation, passenger rail, rail freight, port, and bicycle-pedestrian projects.