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Dinniman: Investments in Coatesville Support Train Station Progress
On February 12, 2018
WEST CHESTER (February 12, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman said today that state and county investments in Coatesville’s transportation infrastructure will support the continued progress on the Third Avenue Streetscape project, the new Coatesville Train Station, and other projects in the city.
The governor recently announced a nearly $1.3 million grant to DEPG Coatesville Associates, LP for intersection improvements to Route 82 (First Avenue) and multimodal enhancements to Route 82/3070 (E. Lincoln Highway) and E. Diamond Street to improve traffic flow, efficiency, and safety.
“Improvements to Coatesville’s roads and intersections go hand-in-hand with our efforts to complete the Third Avenue Streetscape project, eventually break ground on the new Coatesville Train Station, and spur other development projects in the city,” Dinniman, who serves on the Senate Transportation Committee, said. “With support from both the state and county, upgrades to Coatesville’s transportation infrastructure will drive economic revitalization and job growth”
Construction continues to move forward on the Third Avenue Streetscape Project, the first phase of revitalization work related to the new Coatesville Train Station.
The project aims to transform Third Avenue as a gateway to the city from the new train station and includes the repaving of Third Avenue and the installation of sidewalk improvements from Lincoln Highway to Fleetwood Street. The next phase calls for the realignment of Fleetwood Street. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
“The combination of improved traffic mobility on Route 82 and a new train station is one of the foundations for Coatesville’s revitalization and will help greatly enhance opportunities in the city and surrounding region,” Dinniman added.
He also said it is fundamentally important that Coatesville’s revitalization engages the community and offers job and career opportunities for city residents.