HARRISBURG PA – A 4.1-mile trail across Limerick Township will be completed, and new sidewalks and handicapped-accessible facilities will be installed in Birdsboro, thanks to project funding awards announced this week by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards and Gov. Tom Wolf.
Limerick won $970,000 to construct a “Transportation Alternatives Program” Trail. It’s a 2.57-mile-long, off-road trail that will connect to existing trails, and result in a 4.1-mile east-to-west walking network across the township. Birdsboro Borough is scheduled to receive $216,200 to replace sidewalks and construct Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant ramps at Birdsboro Elementary Center.
“These projects are important initiatives that enhance communities across Pennsylvania to create stronger economies and better infrastructure,” Wolf said.
PennDOT said it evaluated dozens of funding applications and made selections based on safety benefits, reasonableness of cost, readiness for implementation, statewide or regional significance, integration of land use and transportation decision making, collaboration with stakeholders, and leverage of other projects or funding.
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