Webster commends nearly $3 million grant awarded to widen Route 29, Collegeville Road

HARRISBURG, April 21 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, today announced the awarding of $2.93 million in grant funding poised to widen a bustling roadway in Montgomery County.

The grant was awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund and will go towards vital enhancements to Route 29 and Collegeville Road, including the addition of a multiuse trail.

“The economic health and viability of our region depends on our ability to maintain and enhance our roadways to ensure they are safe and easily navigable,” Webster said. “This grant funding aims to accomplish this initiative by investing critical dollars in one of the area’s major intersections.”

The award will be used to offset the cost of widening Route 29 and Collegeville Road from a 2-lane to a 4-lane, while also adding turn lanes and a crosswalk at the Hopwood Road intersection. This project will also benefit users of the Perkiomen Trail as an extension will be added from the intersection to the trail.

People with questions may call Webster’s office at 484-200-8263 or email RepWebster@pahouse.net.