Guenst announces $1.650M state grant for Willow Grove Interchange Area Intersection and $300K to Hatboro Borough to install a wider sidewalk

HARRISBURG, Nov. 22 – Rep. Nancy Guenst, D-Montgomery/Phila., announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded $1.65 million to support improvements at the Willow Grove Interchange Area Intersection and has awarded Hatboro $300,000 to install a wider sidewalk along a section of North York Road.

The grants come from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund.

“This state money will help alleviate the growing traffic at the Willow Grove Interchange due to increased development,” Guenst said. “This is state funds being used to plan for the future. I’m also glad to see that a sidewalk in Hatboro Township will be enlarged and extended, making it ADA compliant and all-around safer for people to walk on it. Thanks to this money, our area will be safer for motorists and pedestrians alike.”

Upper Moreland Township plans to conduct the preliminary and final engineering design for improvement to the Willow Grove Interchange.  The design will focus on the replacement of the Route 611 bridge over the Pennsylvania Turnpike ramps and the installation of a second southbound exit lane along Route 611 to enter the Turnpike ramps. The improvements are expected to alleviate traffic congestion, which is anticipated to increase with continued development in the area.

Hatboro is proposing to widen and extend the sidewalk along the east shoulder of North York Road between the Summit Avenue and Madison Avenue intersections.  The project will install ADA compliant ramps, thermoplastic striping and warning signage. The project also includes utility relocation to remove telephone poles from the sidewalks.

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

Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.

More information about these projects is available from Guenst’s office at (215) 259-5962 or via email Rep. Nancy Guenst | Contact (