BUCKS COUNTY – November 12, 2019 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced the award of nearly $2 million in targeted state funding to bolster economic development and to improve pedestrian safety.
The funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s (CFA) Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnership Program Grant will go to critical projects in Dublin Town Center, Provco Pineville Doylestown, Newtown Township, Morrisville Borough, and Yardley Borough.
Dublin Town Center was awarded $700,000 for the Dublin Town Center Main Street Traffic, Roadway & Pedestrian Improvements Project.
Provco Pineville Doylestown was awarded $500,000 for a roadway in Buckingham Township in the Cross Keys area.
Newtown Township was awarded $125,000 and $250,000 for the Lower Dolington Road Multi-Use Trail through CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund and DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Program Grant, respectively. The funding will be used for stormwater management measures, intersection improvements and fencing, renovations for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landscaping, project sign, and other related site improvements.
Morrisville Borough was awarded $100,000 for ADA curb ramp accessibility improvements.
Yardley Borough was awarded $125,000 for the second phase of the North Main Street Sidewalk Project.
“The funding for these infrastructure projects will advance public safety and drive economic growth,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “As these projects begin to take shape, residents, businesses, and commuters alike will experience the improvements to our thriving community.”
“Each of these grants will make major construction projects possible in our community, allowing local municipalities to improve the safety and accessibility in our neighborhoods,” Rep. Warren said. “We will enjoy the direct benefit of state dollars here at home improving our hometowns and helping protect pedestrians and bicyclists.”
“We’re thrilled, of course, to receive news of this grant award. This fits perfectly with our on-going strategy to make Morrisville Borough more friendly for pedestrians,” said Scott Mitchell, Manager for Morrisville Borough. “It is also an important public safety issue since Morrisville school students are all walkers. Funding for these ADA curb ramps will go a long way to advance our road paving plans.”
“Buckingham Township is excited to learn of the DCED Multimodal Fund Grant Award for the construction of a connector road and other traffic improvements that will improve safety and help revitalize the Cross Keys area,” said Dana Cozza, Manager for Buckingham Township.
“Dublin Borough is grateful to have the Dublin Town Center mixed use development project that will develop over 17 acres in the Borough,” said Angela Benner, Manager for Dublin Borough. “The project includes 78 Townhomes, a 15,000 square foot mixed use building, a 14,830 square foot community health care building and the adaptive reuse of Bishops Garage, the Diner and the TEC Building. The project also includes improvements to Main Street and Elephant Road as well as the installation of a comprehensive road. The developer has been working with the Borough over the past three years to ensure that the project would meet the Borough’s Revitalization and Visioning Plan. We are looking forward to this project bringing new life and business to the Borough.”
“I’m excited for Yardley Borough to receive this grant toward the completion of the North Main Street Sidewalk,” said David Bria, Councilman for Yardley Borough. “Ensuring safe pedestrian access to our downtown area is one of Council’s top priorities, and this opportunity will help bring us one step closer. Thank you to Senator Santarsiero for his work in helping secure this funding.”
The MTF, established by Act 89 of 2013, funds several types of improvement projects, including roads, walking and bike trails, railways, traffic safety, public transportation, and air transport. To learn more about the MTF, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s website.
The Community Conservation Partnership Program Grant program, which is administered by the DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC), assists local governments and recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to parks, recreation, and conservation. To learn more about the Community Conservation Partnership Program Grant program, visit the DCNR website.