State awards $33 million to improve traffic signals
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:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.