Three Grants Approved for Montgomery County Projects Totaling Over $4.3 Million

Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R,12) announced the Governor’s approval of three Multimodal Grants for projects in Montgomery County totaling over $4.3 million.  Horsham Township, Lower Gwynedd Township, and Gwynedd Mercy University are all receiving funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund.

“These investments support important projects that help improve quality of life and local economies,” said Senator Greenleaf. “These grants are highly competitive, and I have long been advocating for this funding for our regions many critical projects.”

State-wide, a $41.5 million investment was made following PennDOT’s evaluation of 222 applications requesting more than $241 million.  The department made selections based on safety benefits, regional economic conditions, technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund was created by Act 89, enacted in November 2013, Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation funding plan.  For the first time, transit, aviation, rail freight and pedestrian and bicycle modes obtained dedicated sources of funds, putting the modes on a firmer footing for future initiatives.

The projects are: 

Horsham Township— $3 million for their Blair Mill Road, Witmer Road, Commerce Ave. intersection improvements.  The proposed improvements are needed to accommodate anticipated regional growth and are consistent with recommendations made in the Horsham Business Parks Master Plan. 

Lower Gwynedd Township—$937,700 for the widening of Sumneytown Pike between Norristown Road and Bethlehem Pike to provide a second westbound lane.  This project would alleviate traffic congestion and benefit nearby businesses.

Gwynedd Mercy University—$372,260 to address multimodal hazards at the intersection of Evans Road and the campus’s main access point.

Contact: Aaron Zappia (215) 657-7700