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Newtown Township Gets Grants to Build Lower Dolington Road Multi-Use Trail, But...

Newtown Township Gets Grants to Build Lower Dolington Road Multi-Use Trail, But... | Newtown News of Interest |

Projects in Dublin, Newtown Township and other area towns are getting $1.8 million in state grants for transportation-related projects, state officials announced this week.

A news release from Sen. Steve Santarsiero's office states grant funding is from Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Financing Authority and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources programs.

"As these projects begin to take shape, residents, businesses, and commuters alike will experience the improvements to our thriving community," Santarsiero, D-10, of Lower Makefield, said in the release.

Newtown Township is getting two grants, a $125,000 grant for a multi-use trail at Lower Dolington Road and a $250,000 conservation grant for storm sewer, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and related work.




johnmacknewtown's insight:

Actually, Newtown Township was awarded $125,000 from DCED ($0 match requirement), and $250,000 from DCNR (50% match required) for a total of $375,000. The award amounts do not equal the requested amounts, however the Twp may be able to supplement the amount with additional grants - or alter the scope of work to stay consistent with the awards.


This approximately 1-mile of multi-use trail will provide a pedestrian connection between existing residential neighborhoods and Roberts Ridge Park, Goodnoe Elementary School, the Township's Business Commons and the existing trails in and around Roberts Ridge Park.

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