Harper Announces Grant for Intersection Safety in Lower Gwynedd
10/3/2018
BLUE BELL – Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) today announced another transportation grant has been awarded to Lower Gwynedd Township for safety improvements at the intersection of Bethlehem Pike, Norristown Road and Sumneytown Pike.

The grant of more than $1 million will be used for roadway widening, pedestrian upgrades and traffic signal improvements to boost both efficiency and safety at the busy intersection.

“With the high volume of traffic we see at this intersection and throughout Montgomery County, it is important we do all we can to keep people safe, whether they are driving, walking or biking to their chosen destination,” Harper said. “I am proud to support this grant and I appreciate all the work township officials have done to move this and other roadway safety projects forward.”

The project is one of 42 selected for funding by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation through its Multimodal Transportation Fund. A total of $49 million in funding was awarded for highway, bridge, transit, ports and waterways, and bike and pedestrian projects across the state.

Earlier this year, the township was awarded a separate Multimodal Transportation Fund grant of $937,700 for the project. The intersection has existed since prior to the American revolution when the “pikes” were private and heavily traveled toll roads converging at the Spring House Tavern, which still stands at the intersection and hosted travelers on horseback and in carriages.

Representative Kate Harper
61st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Rep. Harper’s Blue Bell Office
610.277.3230
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