Otten announces $1.69 million grant to preserve water quality, improve traffic safety

WEST BRANDYWINE TOWNSHIP, APRIL 16 – State Rep. Danielle Friel-Otten, D-Chester, today announced that West Brandywine Township received a $1.69 million grant from the state Transportation Department.

The funding will be used for embankment stabilization, drainage and roadway reconstruction of a section of Pratts Dam Road. These repairs will help minimize negative environmental impacts and improve traffic safety.

“In addition to improving roadway safety, the project will enhance the water quality of the West Branch of the Brandywine Creek by preventing further erosion into the stream,” Otten said. “This funding will help to ensure that residents and emergency vehicles maintain access to Pratts Dam Road, where deterioration of the embankment has resulted in hazardous conditions. I am grateful to PennDOT for recognizing the urgent need for safety improvements along this important emergency response route and scenic corridor.”

This project is one of 43 highway, bridge, rail, and bike and pedestrian projects in 21 counties that were selected for $45.9 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

For more information, contact Otten’s office at 484-200-8259.