Bristol Township awarded $884,581 from state for transportation upgrades

LEVITTOWN, Oct. 2 – State Reps. Tina Davis and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, today announced that Bristol Township was awarded a $884,581 grant from the state to install pedestrian safety and mobility facilities along U.S. Route 13 from Croydon Station to Janet Avenue.

 

The grant comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund.  

 

“This money will be used to make needed improvements in Bristol Township by incorporating traffic calming measures and adding a barrier between the railroad tracks and the roadway,” Davis said. “These improvements will reduce congestion to improve safety and mobility for pedestrians. These proposed improvements are necessary for allowing easier access to the Croydon train station and make accessing it much safer. The changes also will make this historic location a more attractive destination for shoppers and visitors and much more functional for residents.”

 

U.S. Route 13 also travels through Galloway’s district. “Safety is a necessity on our highly traveled roads – for anyone driving or walking. I’m glad to see this grant awarded to improve a route used by many of our community members on a daily basis,” Galloway said.

 

Davis was a critical supporter of Bristol Township’s application for these improvements. Act 89 of 2013 created the Multimodal Fund to provide funding for ports and rail freight, aviation investments, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and allows targeted funding for priority investments in any mode.