The project will expand parking capacity, improve vehicular traffic circulation, improve multimodal access to the train station, and promote economic development.
PennDOT is advancing three elements of station-area improvements.
- Parking: At least 400 spaces will be provided adjacent to the station.
- West Emaus Street Extension: The local street will connect to West Main Street (Route 230) through the new station parking lot, improving traffic flow in the station area. The design will be consistent with the Borough of Middletown's redevelopment efforts.
- Pedestrian Improvements: A crosswalk will provide a north–south pedestrian link across Route 230.
Construction is proceeding in conjunction with the station project. Parking lot light pole foundations were completed in February 2021.
This project is being led by PennDOT with additional funding by the Federal Transit Administration.