Krueger announces grant for Nether Providence sidewalk project

FOLSOM, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced that Nether Providence Township was awarded a $500,000 state grant to support sidewalk installation and related improvements along Providence Road.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority on Tuesday.

The township plans to replace incomplete macadam sidewalk that is not elevated or separated from the road with new ADA-accessible sidewalk along Providence Road, from Plush Mill Road to Chester Road. The project, expected to cost close to $3 million total, also includes pedestrian traffic signal upgrades and school signal relocations.

“This project will make our community more walkable and improve pedestrian safety, including for students in our region,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “State support is critical in helping municipalities with these kinds of projects, and I’m pleased to see funding awarded to Nether Providence Township for this work.”

The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.