Rep. Williams: $2.8 million in grants allotted for upgrades, improvements to Chester County Airport, Mortonville Road

THORNDALE, Feb. 1 – A pair of state grants totaling $2.8 million will fund upgrades and improvements to Chester County Airport and to Mortonville Road in East Fallowfield Township, state Rep. Dan Williams announced today.

The grants, which come through the Multimodal Transportation Fund, provide funding throughout the state. That includes the following projects in Williams’ 74th Legislative District:

  • $1.8 million to Chester County Airport to extend the existing terminal building (first constructed in 1993), which will allow for the addition of a public terminal, a new Fixed-Base Operator space, and expansion of the parking and access way.
  • $1 million for repairs to Mortonville Road in East Fallowfield Township, including embankment stabilization, drainage improvements and roadway reconstruction.

“This is outstanding news for our community,” Williams said. “This funding will help improve our airport as well as make one of our roads much safer. It’s great to see these funds invested back into our infrastructure and local projects that will also help create jobs.”

The funds are part of a package of 50 highway, bridge, transit, aviation, and bike and pedestrian projects in 23 counties receiving $44.5 million in funding provided through the fund. The state Transportation Department evaluated the applications and selected the projects based on criteria such as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency and operational sustainability.

Williams was sworn in Jan. 1 to begin his first term representing the 74th in Chester County.