NORRISTOWN, PA –
The Montgomery County Commissioners
announced that eight projects across the county will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program
grants for the 2021 selection cycle. These grants are part of the fourth cycle for the program, which was established to fund transportation projects using the county’s $5 Vehicle Registration Revenue Fee.
Each year municipalities apply for funds to implement projects that include road construction and repair, traffic sign and signal installation, crosswalk markings, curb ramps, pedestrian trails within public right-of-way, and street lighting.
This year grant awards total $1,073,464 across eight projects. Projects were evaluated in terms of the benefit and visibility to the overall public, county and local planning consistency, readiness, and funding support. The selection committee consists of members of the Montgomery County Planning Commission Board, the Montgomery County Transportation Authority, and interdepartmental county staff.
This year’s winners include six boroughs and two townships. Half of the municipalities do not contain county-owned roadways or bridges, which is where the remainder of $5 Vehicle Registration Revenue Fee funds are utilized. Three of the eight municipalities are first time winners, bringing the total number of municipalities that have received County Transportation Program grants over the four years of the program to twenty-three.
“The County Transportation Program allows locally raised transportation dollars to fund local transportation projects that improve infrastructure in our communities,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “Montgomery County will continue to prioritize the safe movement of people across roads, bridges, and trails throughout our county by helping to get local projects done.”
The eight projects that received 2021 grants are highlighted below:
Hatboro – Jacksonville/Meadowbrook Crossing Improvements
Hatboro Borough will fund the installation of two school zone flashers and four pedestrian signal poles at the intersection of Jacksonville Road and Meadowbrook Avenue, in the vicinity of Crooked Billet Elementary School. County Transportation Program Grant Award: $142,748
Hatfield Borough – Liberty Bell Trail Pedestrian Crossing
Hatfield Borough will fund the installation of a pedestrian flashing signal along Route 463 (South Main Street) near Chestnut Street to facilitate the safe crossing of the Liberty Bell Trail, including a rapid flashing beacon and advance warning signs. County Transportation Program Grant Award: $84,560
Narberth – Windsor Avenue Green Stormwater Bumpouts
Narberth Borough will fund the installation of four vegetated stormwater bumpouts along Windsor Avenue at Conway Avenue, Essex Avenue, Forrest Avenue, and Hampden Road. County Transportation Program Grant Award: $100,000
North Wales – Center Street Pedestrian Connection
North Wales Borough will fund a rapid flashing beacon to facilitate a pedestrian crossing of Center Street at Walnut Street, in addition to updated ADA curb ramps and alley pavement restoration. County Transportation Program Grant Award: $61,080
Royersford – 6th and Main Pedestrian Crossing
Royersford Borough will fund the installation of four rapid flashing beacons and pavement striping to allow for safe pedestrian crossing of Main Street and 6th Avenue. County Transportation Program Grant Award: $79,275
Schwenksville – Main Street/Game Farm Road/Park Avenue Signal Modernization
Schwenksville Borough will fund the replacement of the traffic signal at the offset intersection of Main Street with Game Farm Road and Park Avenue, including emergency pre-emption and pedestrian countdown timers. County Transportation Program Grant Award: $244,801
Upper Dublin – Virginia Drive/Camp Hill Road Signalization
Upper Dublin Township will fund the installation of a traffic signal at Virginia Drive and Camp Hill Road, allowing for full turning movements at the intersection. County Transportation Program Grant Award: $275,000
Upper Providence – Troutman/Ashenfelter On-Road Trail
Upper Providence Township will fund the installation of a wider shoulder and crossing pavement markings along Troutman and Ashenfelter Roads to be used as part of the township’s larger trail network. County Transportation Program Grant Award: $86,000