BUCKS COUNTY- Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and Representative Tina Davis (D-141) announced today $406,021 in state funding to improve pedestrian safety at the busy intersection of Mill Street and Radcliffe Street in Bristol Borough.

“Bristol Borough has become a popular destination, with a thriving main street of restaurants, shops, entertainment and the waterfront,” said Senator Santarsiero.  “With the continued growth and revitalization of the area, pedestrian access and safety improvements have become increasingly necessary.  The pedestrian improvements at Mill & Radcliffe Streets will allow residents and visitors to park in the lot by the waterfront and safely enjoy the many offerings of the borough.”

The award is a state Multimodal Transportation Fund grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which will be used to add bump outs to slow traffic and make pedestrian crossings safer.

“Bristol Borough and its historic waterfront area are a crown jewel for Bucks County. Efforts by local leaders, such as Council President DiGuiseppe, Mayor DiGuiseppe, Councilman Greg Pezza, Raising the Bar’s Bill Pezza, and others to revitalize Mill & Radcliffe Street and make it a cultural and economic hub have been a resounding success,” said Representative Davis.  “A big part of sustaining this success is to ensure people are safe. That is why I am happy to bring this money back to Bristol so that the Borough can make the improvements necessary to keep families safe.”

“Pedestrian safety is always a priority in Bristol Borough, and thanks to Senator Santarsiero and Representative Davis we have a chance to improve one of the major trouble spots in town,” said Bristol Borough Mayor Ralph DiGuiseppe III. “The future bump outs at this intersection will provide traffic calming measures, reduce the amount of time pedestrians spend within the travel lanes when crossing, and additionally reduce the conflicts we’re experiencing between residents and drivers. I can’t thank them enough for their continued support of the Boro, and because of their efforts this problem area in town will soon be rectified.”

For more information about the Commonwealth Financing Authority and Multimodal Transportation Fund grants visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development website.