Zabel announces grants for Aldan Borough, Haverford Township

DREXEL HILL, April 16  – State Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, announced a pair of grants totaling more than $1.15 million have been approved for local municipalities through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund.

The grants announced include:  

  • Haverford Township: Approved for $1 million to help fund the realignment of the intersection of Burmont and Glendale roads near Darby Creek and Darby Creek Valley Park. The project will include the improvement of pedestrian crossing at the intersection as well as the extension of the pedestrian Darby Creek Trail by more than 1,000 feet. 
  • Aldan Borough: Approved for $154,791 to replace 250 existing street light fixtures with LED fixtures and replace 13 deteriorated light poles with new metal poles.

“Infrastructure improvements not only help connect our neighborhoods, but they also improve the safety and living conditions in our hometowns,” Zabel said. “I’m excited that the state has provided money to ease the burden on our local governments and taxpayers to help municipalities complete projects that will have a positive outcome in our residents’ everyday lives.

“The planned extension of the Darby Creek Trail should not be overlooked as an important part of this project, improving the area’s outdoor recreational options.”

The approved projects were two of 43 announced throughout the state Friday to address improvements in highway, bridge, rail, pedestrian trails and bike trails.  

PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on criteria such as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency and operational sustainability.