Shusterman applauds $212,330 grant award to improve Montgomery County road

State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D- Chester/Montgomery, today announced a $212,330 state grant poised to enhance and propel a road project in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County.

This grant was awarded through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund program.

“This grant award is vital in ensuring we continue evaluating and upgrading our roadways in Montgomery County to make them safer for everyone,” Shusterman said. “Being cognizant that there are certain roadways and intersections that have safety concerns which must be addressed is a step in the right direction.

“I look forward to having the continued opportunity to expand the availability of state resources to enhance the safety of our roadways. I applaud this funding and look forward to seeing this envisioned project become a reality,” she added.

Upper Providence Township was awarded $212,330 to be used for preliminary engineering costs for a roundabout at the intersection of Dreibelbis Road, Black Rock Road, and 2nd Avenue. The existing intersection has unconventional geometry that can create site distance obstructions, confusion regarding right-of-way and speeding.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.

The most recent round of awards from this fund totaled more than $84 million and was spread out across a majority of the counties in Pennsylvania.

Residents with questions about this grant award or any state-related service can reach Shusterman’s office at (484) 200-8260.