Briggs announces $780K in funding for Upper Merion improvements

PennDOT grant will replace culvert near Brownlie Road

KING OF PRUSSIA, April 21 – Working to secure state funding for local projects, state Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved $780,000 in funding to replace a culvert along Brownlie Road in Upper Merion Township.

“This much-needed project will address stormwater runoff and stormwater management issues because of the need for a complete replacement of the culvert along Brownlie Road,” Briggs said. “Infrastructure improvements are vital, especially those that address stormwater management because of the damage and danger they can cause to property, roads, vehicles and, ultimately, residents.”

Structural damage to Brownlie Road was discovered in 2018, and sections of the road have been closed since early 2019. 

The funding will allow for the replacement of the culvert over Abrams Run. Design for the project is complete and construction will be completed along Brownlie Road between Avon and Redwood roads.

The grant is funded through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. The fund is used for priority investments in any mode, including pedestrian, bicycle, freight and aviation.