Today, the Montgomery County Commissioners announced that three projects across the County will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program grants for the 2023 selection cycle. These grants are part of the sixth round for the program, which was established to fund transportation projects using the County’s $5 Vehicle Registration Revenue Fee.
Each year, municipalities apply for funds to implement projects that include road construction and repair, traffic sign and signal installation, crosswalk markings, curb ramps, pedestrian trails within public right-of-way, and street lighting. This year’s grant awards total $1,021,640 across three projects.
“Transportation is vital to the quality of life for all Montgomery County residents,” said Kenneth E. Lawrence Jr., Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “That’s why Montgomery County is pleased to partner with our local municipalities to fund needed improvements for our transportation infrastructure. The three grants awarded this year help our local municipalities ensure we maintain high standards across the County.”
The three projects that received 2023 grants are:
Lower Pottsgrove Township – North Adams Street Bridge Rehabilitation
Lower Pottsgrove Township will fund the rehabilitation of the North Adams Street Bridge over Sprogles Run, including replacing the bridge superstructure, seal existing abutments, and install new beams, decking, and bridge slab.
County Transportation Program Grant Award: $310,145
Upper Dublin Township – Fort Washington Zip Ramp at Commerce Drive
Upper Dublin Township will fund construction of a ramp from the Fort Washington interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike into the Greater Fort Washington business park at Commerce Drive, including sign structures, stormwater management, and traffic signal modifications.
County Transportation Program Grant Award: $350,000
Whitpain Township – Jolly Road/Wentz Road Intersection Improvements
Whitpain Township will fund the improvement of the Jolly and Wentz Roads intersection, with the installation of a right-turn lane from westbound Jolly Road onto Wentz Road and additional sidewalk installation along Wentz Road from Jolly Road to Horseshoe Drive, in conjunction with state-funded traffic signal upgrades.
County Transportation Program Grant Award: $361,495
Over the six years of the program, the County Transportation Program has awarded 45 grants to 27 municipalities. These grants have helped to fund a wide range of transportation infrastructure improvements, from roads to bridges to signals to curb ramps.
This year’s projects were evaluated in terms of the equitable benefit and visibility to the overall public, County and local planning consistency, readiness, and local funding support. The selection committee consists of members of the Montgomery County Planning Commission Board, the Montgomery County Transportation Authority, and interdepartmental County staff.