Lower Providence Township’s effort to improve the safety of the heavily-traveled Park Avenue-Eagleville Road-Crawford Road intersection has been bolstered by a $2 million grant award from PennDOT. The grant, obtained through the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF), will be used toward the construction phase of the project to realign and signalize the intersection. The intersection improvement project represents a unique intergovernmental/private-public partnership. Initial funding for the engineering and design phase came from a $1 million MTF award, the Township’s transportation impact program, and $2.3 million in funding from Audubon Land Development.
McMahon Associates, appointed by the Township to complete the design phase of the project, is currently moving through all necessary PennDOT approvals. Once the design plans are finalized, the project will move to the construction phase.
The Board of Supervisors was excited to receive the news of the award which keeps the project moving forward. “A leap of faith has led to acquiring more than $5 million towards a project that will make a tremendous impact on the flow of traffic in the township and the overall safety of our residents,” said Jason Sorgini, Board vice chairman.
The Township will continue to seek additional funding for the project which is expected to cost upwards of $7 million to complete. The complex project includes two stream crossings and raising the intersection area some five to 10 feet.
It is anticipated that the Preliminary Engineering Phase will be completed by the end of 2018 and the Final Design Phase could be completed by March 2020