Yardley and Morrisville Boroughs have received $462,147 from the state for local transportation projects.
State Senator Steve Santarsiero and State Rep. Perry Warren announced the funds Friday morning. These Multimodal Transportation Fund Grants come from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
Exactly $150,000 will go toward improving traffic signals in Morrisville. The project will target the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Trenton Avenue.
Just a couple blocks down from the Calhoun Street Bridge, the intersection is popular thanks in part to its vicinity to the Morrisville Shopping Center.
Santarsiero said the project will make the intersection “safer for pedestrians and drivers alike,” and improve access to local businesses.
“The state funding of these pedestrian and traffic signals is another important step, as we work together with Morrisville Borough Council to improve pedestrian and traffic safety in Morrisville,” added Warren. “Together, these grants reflect our shared goals of boosting our downtown economies, enhancing our quality of life and ensuring pedestrian and traffic safety.”
The rest of the $312,147 will go to a project in downtown Yardley. These funds will be used to build 1,200 feet of sidewalk on the northern end of North Main Street.
Along with the sidewalk, the grant money will go toward stormwater and pedestrian facility improvements in the area.
“Yardley Borough is a real gem and a very pedestrian friendly destination. The construction along North Main Street will help provide access to the many restaurants and shops that attract both locals and visitors to our community,” said Santarsiero.