WEST CHESTER (March 26, 2019) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that $725,000 in total state funding was approved for three major multimodal transportation projects in Chester County.
“Transportation is both how we move and how we keep our economy moving forward,” Dinniman said. “These funds will support much-needed upgrades, like streetscapes improvements associated with new residential and commercial development, renovations and expansions to a regional airport, and a traffic signal at a well-traveled thoroughfare in southern Chester County.”
The funds, which were approved by the Commonwealth Finance Authority today, are as follows:
- $352,647 for GMH East Whiteland Holdings, LLC for Lancaster Avenue streetscape improvements in East Whiteland Township. The project will consist of the construction of a new 415′ travel lane along Lancaster Ave, relocation of utility poles, restriping of a turn lane, retiming of traffic signals, construction of new sidewalk and ADA ramps, construction of a new bike lane, and the installation of streetscape amenities. The project site is located at the front of a proposed 215-unit apartment building to be constructed by GMH.
- $262,208 for the Chester County Airport Authority for an expansion and renovation of the Chester County G.O. Carlson Airport terminal building in Valley Township. The existing terminal will be expanded, adding 5,150 sq. ft. of new office space for the fixed base operator. Once the new construction is complete, extensive renovations will take place on the existing structure, which will continue to house the airport restaurant and other offices. In addition, the parking lot will be extended to include 165 more parking spaces and a new pedestrian walkway that will connect it with the newly expanded terminal entrance. The significant improvements and upgrades will better accommodate both flight operations and public needs.
- $110,145 for New London Township for the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Newark Road, Oxford Road, and Olympia Avenue. This intersection as identified for signalization following the completion of a multi-municipal study. In addition, this intersection is just north of the West Grove Volunteer Fire Company and the traffic signal will be installed with an optical preemption device, which manipulates traffic signals for emergency vehicles for priority access through intersections.