Nelson applauds CFA funding for projects in Cheltenham, Springfield

HARRISBURG, April 22 – Applauding nearly $800,000 in state funding for two local projects, state Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D-Montgomery, said he’s excited about upcoming improvements for Cheltenham and Springfield townships.

The Department of Community and Economic Development and Gov. Tom Wolf earlier this week announced environmental- and transportation-based infrastructure projects across the state, funded through the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

Nelson, in his first year representing the 154th Legislative District, highlighted two projects specific to the region:

  • $713,579 to Provco Pinegood Glenside LLC to help complete transportation improvements to support construction of a Wawa convenience store and gas station in Cheltenham Township. The project seeks to realign West Waverly Road, so it lines up with East Waverly Road to improve the operation of the intersection with Easton Road. It also includes a new traffic signal package with optimized signal timings, upgraded pedestrian signals, push buttons, crosswalks and ramps, as well as improvements to existing stormwater facilities, pavement and sidewalks.
  • $75,000 to Springfield Township for continued revitalization and rehabilitation of Cisco Park.

“This is great news for our community, and I’m thrilled to announce this funding to improve traffic and pedestrian safety near the new Wawa in Cheltenham, and, of course, the ongoing Cisco Park enhancements,” Nelson said. “I offer my gratitude to the hard-working folks involved in both projects and my appreciation to the Commonwealth Financing Authority for agreeing to help fund this important work.”