O’Mara announces $1.44M in grants awarded to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, today announced that Springfield Township received two grants totaling $1.44 million from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that will go toward construction expenses for a mixed-use development and watershed restoration.

One grant for $1.36 million will help cover costs associated with creating the main access driveway for The Estates at Coventry Woods at the intersection of State and Weymouth Roads. This roadway will feature two exit lanes, left turn lane and a two-phase traffic signal. This project will also widen State Road to install turning lanes into the development, provide a traffic adaptive signal system along State Road from North Rolling Road and Meetinghouse Lane, and improve the dilapidated bus shelter by the proposed access driveway.

“While the Estates at Coventry Woods will help bolster our local economy, I’m mainly excited to see this funding finally deliver the repairs that State Road has needed for years,” O’Mara said. “It’s rewarding to have these state dollars working for Delaware County and helping improve our community’s infrastructure.”

The second grant worth $75,000 will benefit Crum Creek watershed. Funding will go toward restoration efforts of Whiskey Run, including clearing and grubbing, erosion and sediment control, ground stabilization, native and non-invasive plantings, reconnecting the floodplains where possible and enhancing vegetation in riparian areas.

“Crum Creek is the largest drinking water source for Delaware County residents, and we need to do all that we can to ensure it remains high-quality,” O’Mara said. “This grant will also benefit people who live near Whiskey Run as this project will help mitigate the erosion that has been damaging backyards. Since Whiskey Run has been growing due to increased stormwater, funding from this grant will help stabilize the creek and minimize its potential for future problems.”

Questions may be directed to O’Mara’s office by calling 610-544-9878.