Tomlinson Announces State Grant for Richboro Village Streetscape Project

Addisville Commons LP has been awarded an $800,000 state grant to complete the Richboro Village Streetscape project in Northampton Township, Bucks County, according to Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-6).

Tomlinson worked with State Representative Scott Petri (R-178) to secure the grant, which was awarded by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) through its Multimodal Transportation Fund Program.

The grant will be used to develop a pedestrian and bicycle friendly streetscape in the village center of Richboro. The project will include widening 900 linear feet of roadway to accommodate a bicycle lane, installing sidewalks, and consolidating multiple curb cuts and poorly defined driveways along 2nd Street Pike.

In addition the signalized intersection of 2nd Street Pike and Bustleton Pike will be improved and a service road will be constructed linking the commercial areas along Almhouse Road with 2nd Street Pike. This new service road will provide an alternate means of access to arterial routes and reduce vehicle traffic along the village streetscape. The total project cost is $1.34 million.

“This project will help to improve economic development, reduce traffic congestion and create a user friendly town center that will attract shoppers, pedestrians and bicyclists,” Tomlinson said.  “In addition it will improve public safety and help local businesses in the area to grow and succeed.  It’s a great investment in Richboro’s future.”

Ryan Skoczylas