Williams announces $1.6 million in funding for multimodal projects in Coatesville, Atglen Borough and West Sadsbury Township

HARRISBURG, Mar. 28 – State Rep. Dan Williams today announced nearly $1.66 million in state funding for the city of Coatesville, Atglen Borough and West Sadsbury Township through the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, administered by the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

“Building and maintaining a strong transportation system is key to our future economic growth and improving the quality of life in our district,” Williams said. “I am very pleased that $1.6 million in state funding has been awarded to projects which will improve safety and contribute to the redevelopment of Lincoln Highway in Coatesville and begin work on the western end of the Chester Valley Trail.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure the commonwealth has a safe and reliable system of transportation. Funds may be used to develop, rehabilitate, and enhance transportation assets to existing communities, including streetscape, lighting, and sidewalk enhancement; implement pedestrian safety projects; improve the connectivity of transportation assets; and foster transit-oriented development.

The following amounts have been awarded to assist in the completion of the following projects in the 74th District:

  • $751,730 to complete Phase III construction of streetscape improvements on Lincoln Highway in the city of Coatesville.
  • $907,000 to construct a connecting trail segment in Atglen Borough and West Sadsbury Township – linking the Enola Low Grade Trail in Lancaster County to the western end of the Chester Valley Trail.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.