Newly Unveiled Improvements to Chester Valley Trail a Product of ‘Inter-Agency Coordination’

Mark Hostutler
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Image via Pete Bannan, MediaNews Group.

West Whiteland Township and Chester County officials marked the completion of two Chester Valley Trail projects that have made walking and bicycling in Exton safer and more convenient, writes Pete Bannan for the Daily Local News.

The improvements include the multi-modal trail extension on Route 100 between the Exton train station and Chester Valley Trail, along with signal upgrades and crossing improvements to the trail where it crosses Route 100.

The two projects were approved separately – one by the township and one by the county – but they were implemented together to save money and minimize traffic inconvenience.

“Here is a good example of how inter-agency coordination really panned out,” said Ted Otteni, West Whiteland’s Director of Public Works.

Together, the two projects cost $1.4 million. This includes $375,000 from a state grant and more than $75,000 provided by the township for the train station project. Developer Steven Wolfson, owner of Main Street at Exton, also contributed $340,000 to the train station project.

Meanwhile, Chester County Commissioners secured $390,000 in grant funding for the Route 100 Crossing.

Read more about Chester Valley Trail in the Daily Local News here.

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