PA Invests $2 Million for Traffic Improvements at Ellis Preserve Development in Delaware County

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Rick Siger and PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll today announced the approval of $2 million in new funding for transportation infrastructure improvements at the Ellis Preserve development in Newtown Square, Delaware County. The Ellis Preserve project was approved for $2 million in Transportation Infrastructure Investment Funds (TIIF) for roadway improvements that include stormwater improvements, traffic signal improvements between Boot Road and Charles Ellis Drive and between St. Albans Avenue and Bryn Mawr Avenue and the addition of an eastbound and westbound through-lane on West Chester Pike (State Route 0003) with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) facility improvements.

These roadway improvements will improve traffic flows around the Ellis Preserve development, alleviating vehicular congestion, improving vehicular and pedestrian safety, and enabling Newtown Square Township to better accommodate the increased commercial activity associated with the redevelopment of the former Arco Chemical Headquarters. These improvements will support the full redevelopment project, which includes 2-million-square-feet of office space, two hotels, 200,000-square-feet of retail space, and conference facilities, contributing to the creation of over 1,800 jobs.

“These type of bold, strategic investments will positively impact the local economy in Delaware County and improve the lives of local residents. This project alone will bring over 1,800 jobs to the area,” said DCED Secretary Rick Siger.

“This project will ensure that this robust development in Newtown Square will also reduce congestion, support economic growth, and increase safety no matter how you travel,” said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll.