Governor Wolf Announces $5 Million in Traffic Safety Improvements

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces $5 Million in Traffic Safety Improvements SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 04, 2019center_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 24 municipalities will receive over $5 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety and mobility across Pennsylvania’s communities through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) “Green Light-Go” program.“The safety improvements supported by the Green Light-Go program not only help municipalities relieve congestion and traffic flow, they help Pennsylvanians move safely and efficiently,” said Governor Wolf. “I’m proud to help our communities improve mobility for Pennsylvanians.”Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Green Light-Go program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited t: light-emitting diode (LED) technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.Following is a list of approved projects:Allegheny CountyBethel Park – $44,000 for installation of pedestrian countdown signals, push buttons, and pavement markings at the intersection of Fort Couch Road and Oxford DriveCoraopolis Borough – $160,000 to modernize the traffic signal at State Avenue and Montour StreetSpringdale Borough – $430,000 to replace two traffic signals at the Pittsburgh Street/James Street and Pittsburgh Street/School Street intersectionsBerks CountyWyomissing Borough – $173,995 for LED replacement, pedestrian signal upgrades, and controller upgrades at 29 intersectionsCentre CountyFerguson Township – $80,000 for modernizing loop detectors with dilemma zone radar detection at two intersections along Blue Course Drive and Science Park RoadChester CountyEast Whiteland Township – $195,760 for use of automated traffic signal performance measures with upgraded detection at five intersections along PA 29 Morehall RoadSchuylkill Township – $64,455 for upgrading vehicle detection at two intersections along Valley Forge RoadColumbia CountyTown of Bloomsburg – $172,624 for retiming traffic signals at nine intersections, upgrading controllers, and providing connectivity to the regional Traffic Management CenterCumberland CountyEast Pennsboro Township – $160,000 for LED installation and controller replacement at 18 intersectionsSilver Spring Township – $219,436 for replacement of the traffic signal at Carlisle Pike and Commerce DriveDauphin CountySwatara Township – $210,406 for modernization of the traffic signal at SR 441 & Chambers Hill Road including additional left turn phasesLancaster CountyLancaster City – $691,760 for development of updated signal timing for the City’s 90 downtown traffic signals, including vehicle detection installation at eight key intersections for traffic signal performance measuresLititz Borough – $132,400 for upgrading outdated controllers at nine traffic signals and improving phasing and timing at the PA 501/PA 772 intersectionsWest Lampeter Township – $269,889 for upgrading vehicle detection at six intersections, signal retiming, signal head upgrades, and left turn phase evaluationLebanon County:Union Township – $187,572 for traffic signal retiming, vehicle detection upgrades, and controller replacement to provide monitoring and communications technology at three intersections along Fisher AvenueMercer CountyHempfield Township – $44,292 for upgrading pedestrian signals and developing optimized traffic signal timingsMontgomery CountyCheltenham Township – $537,138 for modernization of the traffic signals at the Washington Lane/Shoppers Lane and Greenwood Avenue/Longfellow Road/Rices Mill Road intersectionsLower Providence Township – $342,025 for use of automated traffic signal performance measures with fiber optic communication, controller upgrades, and detection upgrades at three intersections along Egypt RoadMontgomery Township – $400,206 for modernization of four traffic signals at Bethlehem Pike/Montgomery Mall entrances, Bethlehem Pike/North Wales Road, and Horsham Road/Pheasant Run.Upper Moreland Township – $160,000 for upgrading traffic signals at Davisville Road and Easton Road to improve safety at the at-grade SEPTA rail crossingSusquehanna CountyChoconut Township – $7,193.20 to upgrade vehicle detection at the intersection of SR 267 and Stanley LakeUnion CountyKelly Township – $263,094 for traffic signal retiming, controller upgrades, and communication at seven intersections along US Route 15York CountyFairview Township – $30,990 to upgrade three traffic signal controllersManchester Township – $269,889 for upgrading vehicle detection at three intersections, controller replacements, and signal head upgradesA list of recipients, project descriptions, and the amount of state investment is also available at on the “Traffic Signals, Management” page under “Travel In PA”.Follow PennDOT on Twitter at or on Facebook at read more