WEST CHESTER (February 8, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that two municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $3.2 million in state funding to improve roads, upgrade intersections, and enhance pedestrian and bicycle travel.

“These projects will provide an additional route to relieve traffic congestion in Phoenixville, and enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic at a key thoroughfare in New Garden,” Dinniman, who serves on the Senate Transportation Committee, said. “Additional funding will go to building a connector road that will improve safety at two busy intersections along Route 202 near Stetson Middle School.”

The projects are as follows:

  • $1.26 million for the Borough of Phoenixville for the construction of the Northern Relief Route, Ashburn Road Extension. Under this project, the borough, in partnership with a private developer, will construct a regional arterial connector by reconstructing and extending Ashburn Road (Fillmore Street) 0.34 miles from where Ashburn Road ends to Township Line Road.

 

  • $2 million for New Garden Township for improvements to the Intersection of Baltimore Pike and Newark Road. This project calls for reconstructing, realigning and widening the intersection to include new turn lanes and increase the turning radii. It also calls for modernizing traffic signals and installing ADA-compliant sidewalks and crosswalks. Dinniman also recently secured $600,000 in state funding for this project.

In addition, Fair Share Properties LP will receive $750,000 to construct a new connector road and bicycle path running directly west of and parallel to U.S. Route 202 in Westtown Township. The road, connecting West Pleasant Grove Road and Stetson School Drive, will enhance the safety and accessibility of two major intersections along U.S. 202 and provide children with safe routes to school.  

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.

The four Chester County projects were part of 45 multimodal transportation projects across 22 counties that were approved for $41.5 million in state funding. They were selected from more than 220 applicants.

PennDOT will open the next round of Multimodal Transportation Fund applications on February 26, 2018, with applications due on March 30, 2018.

For more information about the program, including the application form, visit www.penndot.gov and click on Multimodal Transportation under the “Projects & Programs” button.

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