WEST CHESTER (November 21) – State Senator Andy Dinniman and fellow lawmakers  approved a  comprehensive transportation plan to fund long-delayed, critical repairs to local roads and bridges, to address road issues that cause traffic congestion, and improve public transit.

Dinniman said the plan will provide engineering and construction jobs in the short run and in the long run, bring about the transportation improvements needed to keep Chester County’s and Pennsylvania’s roads safe and its economy strong well into the 21st century.road

“Good roads and efficient public transit have brought good companies and great jobs to Chester County, which in turn have contributed to the great quality of life we enjoy. The most recent example is the new Route 29 slip ramp, which has brought quicker travel times and great-paying jobs to the Great Valley area,” Dinniman said. “The DVRPC estimates that an additional 76,000 jobs will come to Chester County between now and 2040 – the best job-creation figure in the Philadelphia region. The $2.3 billion transportation plan approved today will let Chester County continue to maintain and create a transportation network that gets people to work, to school, or to our wonderful boroughs and parks as quickly and safely as possible.”

The county’s priority transportation-improvement list that will benefit from Wednesday’s passage of the transportation plan include the following:

  • Train station and rail improvements in Exton and Paoli.
  • The widening of Route 100 between Exton and Lionville.
  • The preliminary engineering of safety improvements on Route 41.
  • The construction of Phase 2 of the Schuylkill River Trail multi-use trail between the Henry Parker House in East Vincent to the Montgomery County border in North Coventry.
  • The replacement or rehabilitation of numerous state, county and local bridges.

For more information contact Senator Dinniman’s Office at mindars@pasenate.com or 610-692-2112.

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