From the Greater Valley Forge TMA Website:
CONSTRUCTION STARTING ON $3.2 MILLION ECONOMIC RECOVERY PROJECT TO BUILD CHESTER VALLEY TRAIL
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that construction is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 28, on a $3.2 million economic recovery project to build the first phase of the Chester Valley Trail in East Whiteland Township, Chester County.
Crews will work over the next 11 months to build the initial phase of the Chester Valley Trail from approximately Church Farm Road to Route 29. The project is financed will federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
As part of the project, two miles of abandoned rail line will be converted into a 12-foot wide paved trail with 1.5-foot wide graded shoulders on each side. The project also includes building three precast culverts and a steel truss pedestrian bridge.
C. Abbonizio Contractors, Inc. of Sewell, N.J. is the general contractor on the $3,261,542 contract. The project is expected to finish by Aug. 20, 2010.
Within the five-county Philadelphia region, PennDOT is investing $255 million of federal economic recovery funds on 29 transportation projects, which include road and bridge improvements, Intelligent Transportation System installations, traffic signal upgrades, multi-use trail construction and curb ramp replacements.
PennDOT has awarded 21 transportation economic recovery projects in the region.
To learn more about how the federal economic recovery program will benefit Pennsylvania, visit www.recovery.pa.gov.