Harrisburg – Oct. 14, 2016 – Intersection improvements at Old York and Susquehanna Roads in Abington Township will be funded through a $565,000 state grant, state Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) said today.

Haywood said that the grant, approved through the state Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund, will be used for intersection mobility and safety upgrades.  The project also includes property acquisition and the demolition of a building.  This will result in a development of a pedestrian plaza to enhance redevelopment and spur economic activity.

Haywood’s comments on the project follow:

“PennDot’s approval of the multimodal funds to improve the intersection at Old York and Susquehanna Roads is very good news for the region.  The project has many elements and has great economic development potential.  The realigning of the intersection, new turning lane, and traffic signal upgrades will help open development access.

“Funding new transportation improvements plays an important role in creating jobs, developing commercial activity and fostering growth.  I am very pleased that this project was funded and that the improvements will be made to the intersection.”

Haywood said that the project approved in Abington Township was one of 37 highway, bridge or pedestrian projects funded through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.  The senator said that $40 million in grants were approved in this funding round.