Bradford announces $311,912 in state grants for East Norriton Township

NORRISTOWN, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery, announced today that East Norriton Township was awarded $311,912 in state grants to help complete phase one of the Heroes Park Improvement Project and for sanitary sewer improvements for Stony Creek.


The township was awarded a $125,000 Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant for the Heroes Park Improvement Project, which will rebrand Calvert Hurdle Park as Heroes Park to honor the unsung heroes of East Norriton Township. The funding will go towards replacing deteriorating amenities, expanding existing ones and to naturally reduce pollutants in Stony Creek.


Firefighter- and law enforcement-themed equipment will replace the deteriorating playground equipment. New benches, waste receptacles and park signs will be installed, while mulch and drainage stone will be installed to help with storm water management. The total project cost is $157,807.


“Congratulations to our local officials in East Norriton Township on securing this grant to fund another exciting redevelopment project to improve the quality of life for their residents,” Bradford said. “I’m also pleased that this project will serve to honor the many men and women who work each day to keep us safe.”


The Heroes Park grant was approved Tuesday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program awards funding for the planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects.


The township was also awarded a $186,912 Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program grant for sanitary sewer improvements and flow diversion in the Stony Creek No. 2 Interceptor. East Norriton Township will use the money to mitigate wet weather surcharge conditions at the maintenance hole located in the right-of-way off Pace Lane. This will be done by realigning the interceptor and installing two “doghouse” style manholes to eliminate the 71 degree angle of the existing sewer.


Additionally, the project plans for approximately 322 linear feet of gravity sewers to be installed from the intersection of Swede Road and Norris City Avenue to connect to existing sewers on Norris City Avenue. The total project cost is $219,897.


“I’m proud that East Norriton Township has pursued and been awarded these important grants that invest in both its infrastructure and people,” Bradford said. “These improvements to the sewer and water management system will pay dividends by reducing the risk of water overflow.”


The Stony Creek grant also was approved Tuesday. The Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program awards funding to assist with the construction, improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation or repair of a water supply or sanitary sewer system.