RED HILL – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) was pleased to announce that Perkiomen Township will be receiving $277,410 to help install a permanent traffic signal at the intersection of SR 29 with Bridge St. and Graterford Road. The funds are being administered through Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) program which provides assistance to municipalities who are making local safety improvement projects.
As part of the Traffic Control Plan for the SR 4044-MGI project, PennDOT’s contractor installed a temporary traffic signal at the intersection of S.R. 29, Bridge Street and Graterford Road. The temporary signal greatly improved the safety of the intersection for motorists and school buses and Senator Mensch worked closely with Perkiomen Township to find a way to help keep the signal in place permanently.
“Perkiomen Township, and many constituents, expressed their concern about the safety of the intersection should the temporary signal be removed after the SR 4044-MGI project was completed,” said Mensch. “We’ve been working very closely with Perkiomen Township and PennDOT since this concern was raised, to find out how we can improve the intersection. This collaborative effort has helped Perkiomen Township obtain the necessary funds to install a fixed traffic light and make additional safety improvements to the intersection. This will help ensure the safety of motorists, especially school buses, traveling through the area.”
This project is one of 41 safety improvements in 34 municipalities for this ARLE round. The investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to $91.59 million, funding 457 safety projects since 2010.
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