Three municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $3.4 million in state funding to improve roads, upgrade an intersection, and enhance pedestrian and bicycle travel.
The projects are as follows:
- $1.26 million for the Borough of Phoenixville for the construction of the Northern Relief Route, Ashburn Road Extension. Under this project, the borough, in partnership with a private developer, will construct a regional arterial connector by reconstructing and extending Ashburn Road (Fillmore Street) 0.34 miles from where Ashburn Road ends to Township Line Road.
- $143,836 for Oxford Borough for downtown roadway and pedestrian access improvements related to the construction of a proposed transit center.
- $2 million for New Garden Township for improvements to the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Newark Road. This project calls for reconstructing, realigning, and widening the intersection to include new turn lanes and increase the turning radii.
Also, Fair Share Properties will receive $750,000 to construct a new connector road and bicycle path running directly west of and parallel to U.S. Route 202 in Westtown Township. The road, connecting West Pleasant Grove Road and Stetson School Drive, will enhance the safety and accessibility of two major intersections along U.S. 202 and provide children with safe routes to school.