Chester, PA − April 16, 2021 − State Senator Katie Muth (Chester, Montgomery, Berks) announced today that two vital transportation infrastructure improvement projects totaling more than $4.43 million were recently awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund.
“Projects awarded funding in Chester and Montgomery counties represent a significant investment in our shared transportation network and will drastically improve safety, decrease future congestion, and improve environmental conditions for these important corridors,” said Senator Muth. “As Pennsylvania emerges from the pandemic and more motorists are on the roadway, it is important that we ensure our roads and infrastructures are safe and well maintained. These funds will go a long way to assist our local communities in the building of better and more convenient commutes for hundreds of thousands living in Montgomery and Chester counties.”\
Funding approved through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund will provide support to Lower Providence and West Brandywine Townships and will be directed toward the following projects:
- Lower Providence Township – $2.74 million to align the minor approaches, including two box culvert structures, retaining wall, new traffic signal, widening for left turn lanes on SR 4004, and installation of drainage and stormwater management facilities.
- West Brandywine Township – $1.69 million for embankment stabilization, drainage, and roadway reconstruction of a section of Pratts Dam Road to lessen negative environmental impacts and to improve traffic safety.
“I know that these projects will make a significant and immediate difference in the lives of those who have dealt with backups and deteriorating conditions daily.” Senator Muth continued, “Study after study have shown that improved transportation networks increase economic sustainability at the regional level and I am pleased that work will soon commence at these locations. In addition, these welcome improvements will greatly enhance the safety for motorists and environmental impacts to our rivers and streams.”
For more information or to contact Senator Muth directly, please visit www.SenatorMuth.com or call the Royersford District Office at (610) 792-2137.