Curry: More than $2.1 million secured for infrastructure projects

UPPER DARBY, March 16 – State Rep. Gina H. Curry, D-Delaware, today announced more than $2.1 million in funding for local development and infrastructure projects.

The projects include transforming a parking lot into a multipurpose space, adding security cameras, purchasing municipal highway equipment, and constructing pedestrian walkways.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our communities in the 164th, Delaware County and throughout the commonwealth,” Curry said. “With this added boost of state funding, these projects will bring many needed enhancements and upgrades that will increase safety throughout the various corridors that everyone can benefit from.”

The grant funding includes:

  • $1,000,000 to Upper Darby Township to construct a community center.
  • $500,000 to Lansdowne Borough for a project to transform a municipal parking lot into a multipurpose space.
  • $400,000 to Lansdowne Borough to construct pedestrian walkways for Veterans Parkway.
  • $160,459 to Millbourne Borough to purchase security cameras for the SEPTA Millbourne elevated line station and several SEPTA bus stops along Market Street.
  • $111,456 to East Lansdowne Borough to purchase highway equipment to allow the borough to run sewer inlet cleaning and street sweeping programs.

The funding comes from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund and the Statewide Local Share Account Program.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to residents of Pennsylvania.

The funds distributed through the Statewide Local Share Account come from gaming revenues. State law provides for the distribution of gaming revenues from Pennsylvania casinos to support projects in host and contiguous counties that benefit the public interest.