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PennDOT Awards $9.3 Million In Grant Money to Complete 13 Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Projects in the Greater Philadelphia Area

PennDOT recently awarded 13 federal Transportation Alternative Program grants – totaling $9.3 million dollars – to extend, build and upgrade trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.  The TAP grants are federal funds distributed to state departments of transportation and regional planning organizations (such as DVRPC).

$2.8 million of those grants are awarded for improvements within Philadelphia, which the City will use to place 16 new bike share stations in high demand locations, expand the K&T Trail segment of the Delaware River Greenway between Magee Street and Princeton Avenue, remove a set of slip lanes at Baltimore Avenue next to the Avery D. Harrington School in West Philadelphia, and to convert over 27 lane miles into protected cycling facilities by adding flexible delineator posts.  The installation of protected bike lanes, which would effectively separate motor traffic from the cycling lanes, has been a source of conflict within the City.

Outside the City, Montgomery County received funds for 3 projects including $970,000 to build a 2.57 mile long off road trail connecting existing trails in Limerick, $700,000 to build a 1 mile segment of the Tookany Creek Trail in Cheltenham, and $450,000 for a 3.2 mile trail across the Northern tier of Abington Township.

Bucks County has been awarded $500,000 in funds to create a trail under Route 263 that will provide access to Moland Park and $375,000 to extend the Neshaminy Greenway Trail from Lenape Lane to Upper State Road, connecting it to the 202 Parkway Trail.

Chester County received $700,000 for sidewalks along the Red Clay Greenway Trail and $916,000 for trails along Woodbine Road and sidewalks along portions of Lincoln Highway.

Delaware County is the recipient of $913,000 to improve its Avenue of the States and $1 million to build 5 miles of the Radnor TAP trail.

Many of the projects are still in their planning phases and contracts have yet to be awarded.  Read more here

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ABOUT KARIN CORBETT

Karin Corbett is a business attorney and litigator who effectively prevents, resolves and litigates legal disputes for businesses and individuals alike in a variety of industries; but her focus is primarily in the construction & real estate and equine industries.

As a construction and real estate attorney, Ms. Corbett negotiates contracts, analyzes and advises clients on all types of business matters, litigates contract claims.  Do you have a construction or real estate issue you would like to discuss with Karen?  kcorbett@offitkurman.com484.531.1702

 

 

 

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