Grants will help fund upcoming traffic improvements in Newtown Borough.
Newtown Borough Council announced last week that they recently received a $276,003 multi-modal transportation grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
The money will be used to make improvements along Frost Avenue, including adding a sidewalk from Lincoln Avenue to Edgeboro Drive and markings to help keep safe bicyclists safe, Borough Engineer Michele Fountain said.
The borough also has received a $30,000 grant from the state that will be used to compile a sidewalk and trail map for the borough.
Fountain said the planned work to the traffic signal and intersection of Lincoln and Washington streets is still in the works. The borough received $271,520 from PennDOT’s Green Light-Go grant program for traffic signal modernization and new pedestrian accommodations.
The engineer said the intersection work is “in PennDOT’s hands” as of right now.