Sappey, Kane announce state funding for road improvements on East Baltimore Pike

HARRISBURG, March 26 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, and State Sen. John Kane, D-Chester/Delaware, today announced the approval of a $750,000 state grant that will be used to make improvements to East Baltimore Pike and Schoolhouse Road in East Marlborough Township, Chester County.

The grant comes from the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, which is 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.

“This funding is integral to the ongoing project to widen the road and improve traffic conditions along East Baltimore Pike,” Sappey said. “Transportation-related concerns are the issues residents contact me about the most. I am delighted to partner with Senator Kane and local officials to ensure state grant funding is being targeted to projects that will help move Chester County’s transportation infrastructure forward.”

Sappey said $250,000 from the Multimodal Transportation Fund was awarded for upgrades to the same stretch of road last March.

"This award is a major leap toward our common goal of boosting transportation, safety and connectivity for folks in our community," Kane said. "I can't wait to see the beautiful transformations this grant will spark in East Marlborough Township. Well done to everyone involved in this successful application!"

The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved the grant this morning. The authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of DCED to administer Pennsylvania’s economic development programs.