EAST PIKELAND − November 12, 2019 – State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten and state Sen. Katie Muth today announced that East Pikeland Township will receive $315,000 from the Multimodal Transportation Fund to increase pedestrian safety along state routes 23 and 724.
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.
Otten and Muth said that the grant will go toward completing sidewalks beginning at the newly signalized intersection where Route 23 and Route 724 meet and end at Township Line Road. The township seeks to fill gaps in the sidewalk structure along the corridor by installing new sidewalks and ADA-compliant ramps to improve mobility and access.
“I applaud East Pikeland Township’s proactive efforts to promote walkability and improve pedestrian safety and access to businesses and bus stops,” Otten said. “More than 20,000 vehicles travel these routes daily, and the existing sidewalks are inconsistent and disconnected. I’m thankful that we were able to bring these funds to the township.”
“Improving pedestrian transportation ensures we are keeping our residents safe,” Muth said. “Safety should always be a first priority, and it is long overdue that an investment be made in East Pikeland. I look forward to seeing how these improvements will benefit our area.”
The total project cost is $450,225.