WEST CHESTER (April 16, 2021)  West Nottingham Township will receive $842,000 in state funding to support important improvements at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 272 and Baltimore Pike, state Senator Carolyn Comitta and state Representative John Lawrence announced today.

The project, which is funded through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, calls for upgrading the main signalized intersection of Route 272 (Christine Road) and Baltimore Pike in Nottingham, including adding a left-turn lane for eastbound Route 272 and a right-turn lane for southbound Baltimore Pike.  

“Investments in our transportation infrastructure and key intersections, like this one, are important to both enhancing safety on our roadways and driving economic growth in our region,” Comitta said. “I look forward to continuing to work with local municipalities and my legislative colleagues to support the needs of communities like West Nottingham and others across Chester County.”

“This intersection is a crossroads of Southwestern Chester County, and it hasn’t seen major improvement for decades,” said  Lawrence.  “For the last few years, I’ve worked with the township supervisors, local property owners, and other elected officials to help make the Nottingham village intersection project a reality, and today’s announcement is a culmination of this team-based approach.  Once completed, the improved intersection will serve the community for many years to come.”

“West Nottingham Township is grateful for the continued support of our elected officials in helping to move this project forward,” said Tiffany Bell, Chair of the West Nottingham Township Board of Supervisors. “Improvements in Nottingham village have been a priority for many years, and this significant funding will help take the intersection project from the drawing board to reality for our community.”

The nearly $1.2 million West Nottingham intersection project comes as part of four transportation projects in Chester County set to receive more than $6.2 million in support through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund grant program.  

The program is intended to provide financial assistance to municipalities, councils of governments, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, rail freight, passenger rail, and ports in order to improve transportation assets that enhance communities, pedestrian safety, and transit revitalization. 

PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on criteria such as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.

“Investing in our communities continues to be critical to moving the economy forward in 2021,” PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said. “Making roadways more accessible for all modes of travel assures that we are making continued business connections for the future and keeps transportation an integral part of daily living.”   

Additional multimodal funds awarded to highway and bridge projects in Chester County were $2.19 million to Kennett Township, $1.69 million for West Brandywine Township and $1.5 million for Valley Township.  

Funding for these projects comes through Act 89 of 2013, Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Transportation Funding Plan, which increased transit funding and established dedicated multimodal funding for aviation, passenger rail, rail freight, port, and bicycle-pedestrian projects.

The next round of Multimodal grant applications will open in September 2021. For more information about the program, visit www.penndot.gov