Webster commends nearly $2 million in state grants to improve Montgomery County roads

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, today announced the awarding of nearly $2 million in grants poised to enhance and propel road projects in the 150th Legislative District.

These grants were awarded through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund program.

“This much needed influx in funding is earmarked to improve roadways in both Lower Providence Township and Upper Providence Township,” Webster said. “It is no secret that our infrastructure, particularly our roadways, is aging and must be invested in to benefit all of the individuals who use these roadways daily.

“Failing to properly invest in our infrastructure right now could have potential catastrophic consequences to our economic future and overall quality of life. I applaud this funding and look forward to seeing these envisioned projects become a reality,” he added.

Lower Providence Township was awarded $1.75 million for intersection improvements along Park Avenue at Crawford Road and Eaglesville Road. The project will realign the roadways of Park Avenue, Crawford Road and Eaglesville Road to eliminate the offset intersection and install a traffic signal.

Upper Providence Township was awarded $212,330 designated to be utilized 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.

For questions, call Webster’s office at 484-200-8263 or email RepWebster@pahouse.net.