McGarrigle Announces Major Grants for Springfield, Upper Darby Projects

Harrisburg –Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) today announced the approval of community improvement grants for projects in Springfield and Upper Darby townships.

Springfield Township is being awarded an $873,315 grant for the improvement and revitalization of the Saxer Avenue and Brookside Road business districts. The improvements will include the replacement of curbs and installation of wider sidewalks, expansion of entrances and exits from municipal parking facilities, the addition of curbed islands, improved landscaping and new pedestrian lighting systems.

The improvements will provide a safer environment for pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic. The total cost of the project is $1.2 million. The grant comes out of the state Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Upper Darby Township is being awarded a $202,600 grant to construct a 0.6-mile multi-use paved trail along Darby Creek. The project includes land surveying and engineering, as well as construction of the trail and greenway. The trail is the final segment of a recreational trail from Addingham to Kent Park.

The total cost of the project is $260,500. The grant comes from the state Greenways Trails and Recreation Program.

Senator McGarrigle commented, “I am very happy to see these funding projects receive approval. They’ll serve as tremendous improvements to the quality of life for the residents of the 26th District.”

The projects approved for funding are a part of five different programs that are administered by the CFA, including the Alternative and Clean Energy Program, Baseline Water Quality Data Program, Flood Mitigation Program, Greenways Trails and Recreation Program, and Multimodal Transportation Fund Program.

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