NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today that five projects across the county will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program (CTP) grants for the 2022 funding cycle. These grants are part of the fifth round 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’s grant awards total $1,034,320 across five projects. Each project was evaluated in terms of the benefit and visibility to the overall public, county and local planning consistency, readiness, funding support, and focus area. 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 grant recipients include two boroughs and three townships. Two of the municipalities do not contain county-owned roadways or bridges. This brings the total number of municipalities that have received County Transportation Program grants over the five years of the program to twenty-seven.
“Because we have a seamless transportation network that crosses every municipal boundary, it’s critically important that governments work together to keep our roads, bridges, and trails in good condition,” said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “That’s why we are pleased this year to award County Transportation Program grants to five of our partner municipalities to help fund needed improvements to our bridges, intersections, and traffic signals.”
The five projects that received 2022 grants are highlighted below:
Lower Providence Township – Germantown Pike and Evansburg Road Signal Improvements
Lower Providence will fund the installation of advanced detection to provide left-turn arrow phase and pedestrian countdown to existing signals at the intersection of Germantown Pike and Evansburg Road.
CTP Grant Award: $72,844
Montgomery Township – Spring Valley Park and Windlestrae Park Rapid Flashing Beacons
Montgomery Township will fund the installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, signage, and pavement markings on Upper State Road at Spring Valley Drive and Kenas Road at Davis Drive.
CTP Grant Award: $271,072
Pottstown Borough – Moser Bridge Rehabilitation
Pottstown Borough will fund the rehabilitation of Moser Road Bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad to address high-priority and complementary low-priority items highlighted in the corresponding safety inspection report.
CTP Grant Award: $448,750
Royersford Borough – 7th Avenue and Washington Street Pedestrian Crossing
Royersford Borough will fund the installation of a flashing beacon and audible alerts on both sides of Washington Street at 7th Avenue near Spring-Ford Middle School.
CTP Grant Award: $92,598
Upper Merion Township – Henderson Road Pedestrian Crossing
Upper Merion Township will fund the installation of a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon, ADA curb ramps, and pavement markings on Henderson Road at Crossfield Road—connecting the township’s municipal complex with the surrounding residential neighborhoods.
CTP Grant Award: $149,056
Visit www.montcopa.org/CountyTransportationProgram for more on the Montgomery County Transportation Grant Program. For questions, contact Matthew Popek at (610) 278-3730 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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