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PennDOT Projects to Improve Transportation Alternatives in the 9th Senatorial District
On Tuesday, January 10, Governor Wolf announced 51 new projects to improve transportation alternatives across the Commonwealth with the assistance of $33 million in federal funds.
I am pleased to report two communities in the 9th Senatorial District have been selected to receive funding for two important projects.
In Chester County, Kennett Township will be the site of a $700,000 project for construction of the McFarland Sidewalk component of the Township’s Red Clay Greenway Trail initiative.
Similarly in Delaware County, the City of Chester will receive $913,488 for the Avenue of the States streetscape project. This includes sidewalk and streetscape improvements in the City of Chester’s Central Business District.
These projects are a great way to improve modes of transportation locally, and I am pleased that constituents of the 9th Senatorial District will benefit from these funds.
Black Ice Driving Tips
During this time of year, it is important to be on the lookout for ice on the roads, but in some cases ice can be very difficult to spot.
As many of you are aware, black ice is a thin coat of highly transparent ice. Because it is so thin, it blends in with color of the road pavement, making it nearly impossible to see.
Black ice can occur under a variety of conditions. It can form when the air temperature is warmer than the pavement, causing moisture to freeze on impact. It can also happen when melting snow on the road refreezes. If you encounter black ice or if weather conditions increase the risk of black ice. Here are some tips to remember if you are faced with driving on black ice:
You may visit www.penndot.gov/TravelInPA/Safety/TrafficSafetyAndDriverTopics/Pages/Winter-Driving.aspx for more winter driving tips.
SEPTA Key Fare for Senior Riders
For those of you who do not know already, SEPTA has launched a new fare program to service senior riders.
The new SEPTA Key Senior Photo ID Card will replace the other forms of identification - PA Senior Citizen Transit ID, Railroad Retirement Card, Medicare Card, PA Driver License, or PA Non-Driver Identification Card - you may currently be using to validate your eligibility for senior travel privileges.
For more information, visit www.septa.org/key/index.html.
My staff is available to assist you in applying for this ID. Please stop by my Glen Mills district office to have your picture taken. The ID provides free travel on all SEPTA Transit and I encourage all seniors to take advantage of this resource.
Aqua Pennsylvania to Restrict Roads in Delaware County
On Tuesday, January 17, through Friday, January 20, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Aqua Pennsylvania will close and detour Wallingford Avenue between Manchester Avenue and Route 252 (Providence Road), for water main installation. Traffic will be detoured over Manchester Avenue, Baltimore Pike and Route 252 (Providence Road);
On Wednesday, January 18, through Friday, January 20, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Aqua Pennsylvania will restrict Barren Road at the intersection of Devon Lane in Middletown Township, Delaware County, for water main installation. Traffic will be controlled by flagging; and
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these work zones. All work is weather dependent.
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How to Contact Me
I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.
The district office is located at 100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 113 in Glen Mills PA, 19342. The phone number is (610) 358-5183. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.
Senate Box 203009
100 Evergreen Drive