Ciresi condemns PennDOT decision to defund local projects

MONTGOMERY COUNTY Pa., June 17 –State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today condemned PennDOT’s decision to revoke two Green Light-Go grants that were awarded to projects in his district.

“These grants were awarded to projects in our district as part of the 2017 Green Light-Go grant cycle. With significant work and resources already invested in these projects, there’s no reason that we should not be able to move forward with construction,” Ciresi said. “Both of these projects would have significantly improved safety and traffic flow at key regional arteries. PennDOT backing out of its commitments presents a major challenge to our involved municipalities and I urge the department to reverse this decision and restore funding.”

The grants are concerning the two following projects:

  • $232,000 would have been used on Linfield-Trappe Road/Township Line Road for a Traffic Signal Modernization project in Limerick and Upper Providence townships. The project was days away from having a bid awarded.
  • $252,800 would have been used to make improvements at the intersections of Main Street and Route 113 and at the Trappe Center in Trappe Borough. Design work on the project was nearing completion.

Ciresi said PennDOT noted a funding shortfall caused by the pandemic.

For more information, contact Ciresi’s office at 484-200-8265.