West Chester, Pa. (August 25, 2023) – West Bradford Township will receive more than $975,000 in state funding to replace the intersection at Marshallton-Thorndale Road and Poorhouse Road with a roundabout.

Funding for the project comes through the Multimodal Transportation Fund, which provides grant funding to ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to all Pennsylvanians.

It was announced this week by Governor Josh Shapiro as part of nearly $50 million in state funding supporting 58 highway, bridge, aviation, ports, bike, and pedestrian projects in 37 counties across the Commonwealth.

“The funding provided by Gov. Shapiro will greatly advance our goal to improve safety and accessibility at the Marshallton-Thorndale and Poorhouse Road intersection,” said West Bradford Township Manager Justin Yaich. “We also appreciate the advocacy of state Senator Carolyn Comitta for this important project.”

“This investment will help ensure a smooth, safe flow of traffic at what can be a busy and well-traveled intersection for residents, families, and visitors,” Comitta said. “I want to thank West Bradford Township and our partners for their work on this project and I look forward to its completion.”

In many cases, roundabouts offer improved safety over other at-grade intersection forms primarily because roundabouts have fewer conflict points, slower speeds, and easier decision-making, according to PennDOT.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund aims to provide financial assistance to municipalities, councils of governments, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, and ports and rail freight entities to improve transportation infrastructure that enhances communities, pedestrian safety, and transit revitalization.

“Infrastructure is the backbone of Pennsylvania, and our Commonwealth’s progress has often been tied to our ability to complete major projects that spur economic growth and create real opportunity,” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “Investing in and improving our infrastructure is a commonsense way to spur economic development, create jobs, and help Pennsylvanians reach their destinations safely and efficiently.”

“Whether we’re making roadways more accessible to all modes of travel or creating new connections for businesses investing in our communities, transportation is integral to our quality of life,” said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll. “These projects will bring long-lasting improvements across the state.”

On September 25, PennDOT will begin accepting applications for the next round of funding for grants under the Multimodal Transportation Fund. Applications are due November 10. PennDOT expects to announce grant recipients next year for funding that will be available in July 2024.