Harrisburg – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) was pleased to announce that six municipalities in the 24th Senatorial District will receive funding to underwrite the costs of upgrading traffic signals under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) “Green Light-Go” program.
Made possible by Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan, the program establishes partnership agreements between municipalities and PennDOT through which municipalities request up to 50-percent funding for traffic-signal projects.
The following municipalities in the 24th Senatorial District will receive Green Light-Go funding:
- Hereford Township — $5,468 to replace traffic signal loop detectors with a video detection camera system at the intersection of Route 100 and Route 29.
- Richland Township — $38,295 to improve traffic signal retiming at the intersections of Route 309 (South West End Boulevard) and W. Pumping Station Rd, and Route 309 (South West End Boulevard) and Tollgate Road.
- Lansdale Borough— $185,150 to replace LED modules and improve traffic signals at eight intersections along Route 63, one intersection along Route 2004 and one intersection along Route 2006.
- Lower Salford Township – $16,868 to replace LED modules at five intersections along Route 63 (Main Street); eight intersections along Route 63, two intersections along Route 113 and one intersection along Route 1058.
- New Hanover Township — $6,291 to replace LED modules at the intersection of Route 633 (Charlotte Street) and Swamp Pike, and for maintenance improvements at the intersections of Charlotte Street and Swamp Pike, Layfield Road and Hoffmansville Road, Big Road and New Hanover Square Road, and Charlotte Street and Buchert Road.
- Towamencin Township — $52,127 to replace the existing traffic controller and install uninterrupted power supplies systems at the intersection of Route 1001 (Allentown Road) and Fretz Road/Derstine Road.
During this fiscal year, grants can be used for installing light-emitting diode (LED) technology, performing regional operations such as retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.
Under the Green Light-Go program, projects on corridors with fewer than 10,000 vehicles per day will be managed by the municipality, and PennDOT will manage any project with signals on corridors that have greater than 10,000 vehicles per day. Both types of projects will require a 50 percent match from the municipality.
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