– Ellis Preserve, a 218-acre community at the intersection of PA Route 3 (West Chester Pike) and PA Route 252 (Newtown Street Road) in Newtown Township, Delaware County, has been awarded a $2.25 million grant from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Middletown) announced today.
“High-quality infrastructure is one of the best investments government can make,” said Quinn. “It attracts private investment and drives job growth. This grant is an affirmation of the revitalization of Newtown Square and the importance of Ellis Preserve to those efforts.”
The grant will help fund the last set of phased road and pedestrian improvements. Included in this phase are an additional eastbound and westbound through lanes, traffic signal upgrades, ADA-required curb ramps, new pedestrian facilities and stormwater upgrades.
Ellis Preserve is home to some three dozen companies employing approximately 6,500 people as well as more than 500 residential units.
The Multimodal Transportation Fund was established by Act 89 of 2013
to stabilize funding for ports and rail freight, increase aviation investments, establish dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and targeted funding for priority investments in any mode.
“I enthusiastically supported this grant application,” said Quinn. “This phase will promote job growth, enhance the local tax base, and improve safety for both pedestrians and motorists in and around Ellis Preserve.”