Harrisburg – Senator Bob Mensch (R- Montgomery, Bucks, Berks) took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the PCTI Wood-Vine Connector project in the Borough of Lansdale. Prior to the ribbon cutting, a classic car parade was held.
The Wood-Vine Connector was designed to complement the recently completed Streetscape Projects. The project improved pedestrian accommodations by improving sidewalks and creating ADA compliant curb ramps. It also allowed for LED pedestrian scale lighting, landscaping/hardscaping amenities, roadway and drainage improvements, improved and expanded municipal parking, and an upgrade to underground utilities.
“This project will directly benefit the community and its residents,” said Mensch. “It will reinforce and strengthen the Borough’s tourism, business, and economic growth. I would like to thank the Borough of Lansdale, PennDOT, and the community for their support and involvement.”
The Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative (PCTI) is a program designed to advance Smart Transportation by incentivizing collaborative decision-making, emphasizing regional, multi-municipal, and multi-agency cooperation, as well as advancing integrated land use and transportation decisions. Linking transportation requires a strong partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO)/Rural Planning Organizations (RPO), counties and municipalities.
The Borough of Lansdale was awarded $3.5 million in 2010 through collaborations with Senator Mensch, PennDOT, and several other key community members. Funding was obtained through a variety of sources, including Safe Routes to School/Home Town Streets, SAFETEA-LU Federal Transportation Bill, FY2006 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill, and Montgomery County Revitalization Program.
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