I posted a note awhile back on the Stoopville Road project in Bucks County. It generated a lot of hits and interest so it makes sense to post an update. From the inbox:
Today, Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District) joined PennDOT and local officials of both parties to announce the start of construction on improvements to Stoopville Road . The infrastructure improvements will include segments of Route 532 ( Washington Crossing Road ) throughout Newtown , Upper Makefield, and Lower Makefield townships.
Congressman Murphy successfully secured over $1.4 million in federal funding for these improvements, and proudly supported the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provided an additional $1.4 million.
Planned improvements include roadway repairs, landscaping, the installation of traffic signaling devices, and realignment and widening.
The Washington Crossing National Veterans Cemetery will draw thousands of new visitors to the area. Rep. Murphy has worked closely with members of the townships’ Boards of Supervisors to find ways to devote resources to traffic calming measures that will keep local residents, commuters, and school-children safe.
“This funding will create jobs, improve transportation throughout three townships, and it is important to get this work going so that the Washington Crossing National Veterans Cemetery can open quickly,” said Rep. Murphy. “I’m proud to fight for funding that spurs economic growth in Bucks and does right by our veterans.”
“We are very pleased to be a part of this stimulus project that will create a gateway to the Washington Crossing Nation Cemetery ,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said.
“I was proud to work with Congressman Murphy to advocate for the traffic calming, intersection improvements and safety and mobility enhancements along Stoopville Road and Route 532 in Newtown , Upper Makefield and Lower Makefield townships,” said Rep. Steve Santarsiero. “This really was a local, state and federal effort, where we all worked together across party lines to get this project done for our community.”