Grant awarded for traffic improvements in East Marlborough
● By J. Chambless
On May 10, the East Marlborough
Township Board of Supervisors announced a PennDOT grant has been
awarded to improve pedestrian safety on Route 82 near the Unionville
High School and Patton Middle School campus. The $750,000 grant will
cover the construction costs for sidewalks, crosswalks, medians and
roadway narrowing in the area.
PennDOT made the award based on its safety benefits, cost, readiness for implementation, the level of collaboration with stakeholders and other criteria.
Richard Hannum, Jr., the chairman of the Board of Supervisors, said, “Improving the pedestrian crossing at the schools has been a long-term goal of East Marlborough Township, and we are confident that this project will achieve that goal. In addition, the road narrowing will help calm traffic, and the sidewalk extension will improve pedestrian access from the school campus into the village of Unionville and the Unionville Community Park.”
The township is partnering with the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District to complete the project.