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Falls Seeks Grant to Improve Intersections

With an eye on improving public safety at intersections, the Falls Township Board of Supervisors set the wheels in motion for the submission of a PennDOT grant to cover the bulk of upgrades at North Olds Boulevard and Trenton Road.

The board approved a proposal from Remington & Vernick Engineers for grant writing services related to the projects. The firm will complete a Green Light Go Program application and submit it to PennDOT by Jan. 10, along with supporting documentation, as well as a scope of work for the projects and cost estimates. The firm will carry out grant-writing and submission duties at a cost not to exceed $2,750.

If the grant is approved, Falls would be required to provide a 20 percent match, or roughly $50,000 of the projected cost.

In terms of improvements, the intersection of North Olds Boulevard and Trenton Road would have handicap accessible ramps installed and the signalized intersection would be completely rebuilt with new signage, striping and signal improvements.

Supervisor Jeff Boraski said the road is in desperate need of upgrades.

“The road’s in bad shape,” Boraski said. “There’s a turn lane, but it’s not really marked.”

Falls has been successful in obtaining Green Light Go grants previously, including funds to improve the traffic signalization at Mill Creek and Levittown parkways.

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