WEST CHESTER, PA — State Senator Carolyn Comitta and state Rep. Kristine Howard announced that nearly $700,000 in state funding has been recently awarded to improve the intersection of Phoenixville Pike and Yellow Springs Road/Sidley Road in East Whiteland Township
The funding, approved last week by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), will support widening the intersection to create turning lanes and upgrading the traffic signal to enhance safety and reduce congestion.
“This investment will improve safety at a key intersection that is traveled each day by many students, parents, teachers, and staff at Great Valley High School and Middle School, as well as employees and commuters working in business centers along the Route 202 corridor,” Comitta said. “I strongly support this and other investments in our transportation system as part of an ongoing local, statewide, and national push to upgrade our infrastructure.”
“This grant is an investment and commitment from the state to update our aging infrastructure,” Howard said. “It will go a long way to improve a key economic area of our region and meet both current and future needs.”
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. Eligible projects include 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.
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