State awards $33 mil­lion to im­prove traf­fic sig­nals

The Southern Berks News - - FRONT PAGE -

Gov. Tom Wolf an­nounced that 94 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties will re­ceive $33 mil­lion for up­graded traf­fic sig­nals.

The upgrade is part of the Penn­syl­va­nia De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion’s “Green LightGo” pro­gram.

“This is the third round of fund­ing dis­bursed to sup­port in­creased safety and mo­bil­ity across more Penn­syl­va­nia towns,” Gover­nor Wolf said. “The Green Light-Go pro­gram ad­dresses a fun­da­men­tal trig­ger for con­ges­tion, de­fi­cient traf­fic sig­nals, and the re­sults will mean better traf­fic flow.”

These re­im­burse­ment grant awards can be used on ex­ist­ing traf­fic sig­nals to 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.

Act 101 of 2016 re­cently pro­vided up­dates to the pro­gram by re­duc­ing the ap­pli­cant match to 20 per­cent, ex­pand­ing eligi-

ble ap­pli­cants to plan­ning part­ners and coun­ties, and al­low­ing all projects to be led by ap­pli­cants. Green Light-Go was made pos­si­ble by Act 89, the far-reach­ing trans­porta­tion plan adopted in Novem­ber 2013.

Here is a list of lo­cal fund­ing re­cip­i­ents:

Berks County

• Fleet­wood - $132,000 for Traf­fic Sig­nal Up­grades along Franklin Street at Main Street.

• Read­ing - $148,000 for the Re­moval of the Un­war­ranted Traf­fic Sig­nal along Sixth Street at Lau­rel Street.

• St. Lawrence - $251,107 for Traf­fic Sig­nal Up­grades along St. Lawrence Av­enue and Perkiomen Av­enue Cor­ri­dors.

• West Read­ing - $134,536 for LED Re­place­ment along Penn Av­enue at Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Sev­enth Av­enues.

• Wy­omiss­ing - $233,561 for LED Re­place­ment along Penn Av­enue, State Hill Road, Park Road and Pa­per Mill Road Cor­ri­dors.

Ch­ester County

• East Vin­cent Town­ship$263,799 for In­ter­sec­tion Im­prove­ments along Schuylkill Road at New Street.

• Phoenixville - $31,420 for LED Re­place­ment along Church Street at Gay Street and Main St, along Franklin Street at High Street and along Wash­ing­ton Av­enue at Gay Street.

• Uwch­lan Town­ship $53,829 for In­stal­la­tion of Bat­tery Back-Up Sys­tem along Dor­lan Mill Road at Moore Road.

• West­town Town­ship $180,000 for the Study and Re­moval of the Un­war­ranted Traf­fic Sig­nal along West Ch­ester Pike at Ch­ester Road.

Mont­gomery County

• Abing­ton Town­ship $298,480 for Traf­fic Sig­nal Up­grades along Fitzwa­ter­town Road at North Hills Av­enue.

• East Nor­ri­ton Town­ship - $329,750 for In­stal­la­tion of Adap­tive Traf­fic Sig­nal Equip­ment and Soft­ware along the Ger­man­town Pike Cor­ri­dor.

• East Nor­ri­ton Town­ship - $108,300 for In­stal­la­tion of Video De­tec­tion Sys­tem along the Ger­man­town Pike Cor­ri­dor.

• Hat­boro Bor­ough $1,330,508 for Traf­fic Sig­nal Equip­ment Up­grades along Mont­gomery Av­enue at Jack­sonville Road.

• Jenk­in­town Bor­ough - $89,784 for Traf­fic Sig­nal Equip­ment Up­grades and LED Re­place­ment at 8 in­ter­sec­tions along the York Road Cor­ri­dor.

• Lower Fred­er­ick Town­ship - $1,474 for LED Re­place­ment along the Route 29 Cor­ri­dor.

• Lower More­land Town­ship - $148,080 for Traf­fic Sig­nal Equip­ment and Safety Up­grades along By­berry Road at Pine Road.

• Lower Sal­ford Town­ship - $54,200 for Pre­ven­ta­tive Main­te­nance at 13 In­ter­sec­tions through­out Lower Sal­ford Town­ship.

• Up­per Dublin Town­ship - $2,200,000 for In­stal­la­tion of Adap­tive Traf­fic Sig­nal Equip­ment and Soft­ware along the West More­land Road and Eas­ton Road Cor­ri­dors.

• Up­per Me­rion Town­ship - $107,968 for LED Re­place­ment at 24 In­ter­sec­tions along the Dakalb Pike, Gulph Road, Hen­der­son Road, Val­ley Forge Road and Swedes­ford Road Cor­ri­dors.

• Up­per Potts­grove Town­ship - $21,186 for In­stal­la­tion of Emer­gency Pre-emp­tion Sys­tems along Pottstown Pike at State Street and Moyer Road.

• Up­per Prov­i­dence Town­ship - $239,230 for In­stal­la­tion of Adap­tive Traf­fic Sig­nal Equip­ment and Soft­ware along the Egypt Road Cor­ri­dor.

• Whit­pain Town­ship $79,578 for Traf­fic Sig­nal Equip­ment Up­grades at the in­ter­sec­tion of Skip­pack Pike and Pennlyn-Blue Bell Pike.

• Worces­ter Town­ship $141,700 for Traf­fic Sig­nal Equip­ment Up­grades along Val­ley Forge Road at Skip­pack Pike and Town­ship Line Road.

• Worces­ter Town­ship - $80,240 for Fiber Op­tic Traf­fic Sig­nal In­ter­con­nec­tion along Ger­man­town Pike at Park Av­enue and Trooper Road.

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