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Under the Transportation Alternatives Program, Ridley Park Borough received a $530,000 grant for the Hillside Road Pedestrian Safety Improvements. The Project consists of the construction of a walkway in Eastlake Park from Ridley Middle School around the Lower Lake Field to Hillside Road, the replacement of the footbridge over Little Crum Creek, and the construction of new sidewalk along Hillside Road from the footbridge to Crum Lynne Road. Existing sidewalks are planned to remain.
The Project Drawings are conceptual only. The Project must comply with PENNDOT design criteria and is reviewed at multiple levels. The bridge replacement is reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and US Army Corps of Engineers.
The program is federally funded and administered by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT). The Hillside Road project was one of eleven projects receiving grants in the region. The local match on the Project is approximately $160,000.
The grant condition sets the target for project final design to be completed by September 30, 2016. The tentative schedule is below. A meeting was help with Borough residents of Hillside Rd February 09, 2015.
· August 2015 Preliminary Engineering complete
· August 2016 Final Design complete
· May 2017 Construction complete