Harrisburg – March 26, 2019 – Sen. Art Haywood (D- Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced today that grants totaling $725,000 will be awarded to critical transportation projects in Chestnut Hill.

“This funding is essential to ensure that resources are available to manage the upkeep and safety of our public transit, our walkways, and our roadways,” Haywood said.

Projects receiving grants include $500,000 for the Chestnut Hill College Travelways Improvement Plan.  The funding will improve community connectivity, access, and safety through a SEPTA bus stop, a multi‐use side path, traffic signal improvements, and signage along the Germantown Avenue corridor.

Another grant of $225,000 was approved for the Chestnut Hill Pedestrian Lighting Project.  This project involves the installation of street-scale lighting to improve the streetscape, pedestrian safety, and nighttime illumination.

“I am pleased that state funding was approved for the investments in my district,” Haywood said.  “These projects will help build a safer and more accessible city for Philadelphia residents and visitors to our city,” said Haywood.

The grants were approved through the Commonwealth Financing Authority.