Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More Info on Stoopville Road Project

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.”


Anonymous said...

Typical money scam....Toll Brothers gets to hide a "free" sewage treatment plants and massive houseing development behind a bogus graveyard for the kids we are sending to their deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq...GREAT WORK CONGRESSMAN MURPHY!

AboveAvgJane said...

This is the message you decided to leave on Veterans Day? Really? Even worse, you found this post by searching for information on Patrick Murphy's Veterans Day event. The families of those who will be buried in the new federal veterans' cemetery may strongly disagree with your use of the word "bogus." If you are an example of the people against Murphy you have probably won him a few new supporters.