State lawmakers announce $1.3M in funding for transportation projects in Upper Darby Township

Harrisburg, April 20 – Reps. Gina H. Curry and Mike Zabel, both D-Delaware, announced today that Upper Darby Township has received $1.3 million towards roadway and sidewalk improvements along Garrett Road, also known as the Garrett Road Modernization Multimodal Connectivity Project.

These upgrades consist of adding bicycle lanes, ADA-curb ramps, and redesign to support pedestrian safety.

“Improving our roads for our pedestrians, drivers and bikers in the Upper Darby Township is vital,” said Curry. “This will help keep our residents safe and potentially reduce traffic accidents.”

The project is one of 43 statewide transportation initiatives funded through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Under BIL, the administration awarded $54.1 million to the Transportation Alternatives Set- Aside Program to enhance pedestrian and roadway infrastructure.

“This project has three positive aspects in that it will improve local roadways, increase safety and promote mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists,” Zabel said. “I’m pleased to see state and federal funding helping to increase connectivity through green options, like bicycling and walking, since I believe they will continue to be a popular and growing option for many residents.” 

Applications for projects were reviewed by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the state Department of Health, three Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations and the state Department of Transportation. The amount of funding was based on several factors including safety benefits and cost.