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Governor Wolf Announces 35 Municipalities to Improve Traffic Safety with Red Light Enforcement Funds

February 26, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will distribute nearly $11.5 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding to 35 municipalities statewide to fund 41 safety projects.

“This program helps communities across the state make investments in traffic flow and safety,” Governor Wolf said. “These improvements complement the many road, bridge, and multimodal projects happening in Pennsylvania.”

Under state law, fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia supply the grant funding. Pennsylvania’s ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue.

The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted more than 143 applications, totaling over $34 million in requests.

Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.

This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program since 2010 to $62.87 million, funding 366 safety projects.

The approved projects include:

Allegheny County

  • Coraopolis Borough – $165,000 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 51 (4th Avenue) and Mulberry Street by improving signal visibility and pedestrian safety.
  • McCandless Township – $135,000 to install new LED pedestrian signal indications, push buttons, and emergency vehicle pre-emption at seven intersections throughout the township.
  • Springdale Borough – $192,000 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 1001 (Pittsburgh Street) and Butler Street by improving traffic signal supports, installing LED modules, improving pedestrian facilities, and upgrading controller and detection systems.
  • Verona Borough – $200,000 to installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Allegheny River Boulevard and Wildwood Avenue.

Bucks County           

  • Bristol Township – $256,603 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2051 (South Oxford Valley Road) and Queen Anne Drive by improving traffic signal supports, installing LED modules, improving pedestrian facilities, and upgrading controller and detection systems.
  • Doylestown Township – $171,415 to improve pedestrian facilities at the intersections of Route 1001 (Easton Road) and Turk Road, and Route 3003 (Lower State Road) and Wells Road.
  • Dublin Borough – $117,398 to upgrade two traffic signals at the Route 313/Route 4003 (Maple Avenue)/Route 4003 (Elephant Road), and Route 0313 (Main Street) and Dublin Village Plaza Drive by installing LED pedestrian signals and push buttons with confirmation latching LED and tone.

Centre County

  • College Township – $42,524 to improve safety by changing the northbound left turn at the intersection of Park Avenue and I-99 southbound/U.S. 322 westbound on-ramp to a dedicated protected left-turn operation.

Chester County

  • West Whiteland Township – $257,678 to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) and Commerce Drive by installing new ADA curb ramps, establishing larger channelization islands, and the installation of new signal supports.
  • East Brandywine Township – $38,617 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Horseshoe Pike and the Brandywine Village Shopping Center by installing LED modules, improving signs and installing emergency pre-emption.
  • Kennett Township – $692,592 to realign and upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Cedarcroft Road and Unionville Road. Also a traffic study will be completed at the intersection of Unionville Road and the U.S. 1 southbound ramp to identify and implement the most appropriate solution.

Clinton County:

  • Porter Township – $57,600 to upgrade traffic signal cabinets with generator adapter kits, battery backup, and new controllers at 12 intersections along the Route 64 corridor from Interstate 80 to Nittany Valley Drive.

Cumberland County:

  • Mechanicsburg Borough – $60,000 to improve safety by re-timing traffic signals at seven intersections and upgrading LED modules at 10 intersections within Mechanicsburg Borough.

Dauphin County:

  • Lower Paxton Township – $63,748 to upgrade the intersections of Route 3017 (Colonial Road) and Crums Mill Road/Devonshire Road, Route 3017 (Colonial Road) and Valley Road/Windfield Street, and Route 3017 (Colonial Road) and King George/Colonial Park Mall Driveway, by upgrading the traffic signal controller, electrical equipment and black-out sign.

Delaware County

  • City of Chester – $119,405 to improve safety by upgrading the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 3035 and Township Line Road by installing new traffic signal poles, LED modules, pedestrian signal modules, and signs.
  • Concord Township – $116,725 to improve safety at the intersection of Route 1 (Baltimore Pike) and State Farm Drive/ Applied Bank Boulevard by improving the pedestrian crossing, installing a channelization island, upgrade ADA ramps, extend existing sidewalk, placement of push buttons, and relocating guiderail.
  • Haverford Township – $75,000 to improve pedestrian safety by installing a mid-block pedestrian warning system near the intersection of Route 2005 (Darby Road) and Fairfield Road.
  • Ridley Township – $250,000 to upgrade the intersection of MacDade Boulevard and Bullens Lane by installing a new left turn lane, upgrading traffic signal equipment, and improvements to ADA-compliant curb ramps.
  • Springfield Township – $281,800 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Sproul Road and Woodland Avenue/Beatty Road by modernizing traffic signal equipment, installing ADA-compliant ramps, pedestrian signal modules, push buttons, and visibility crosswalks.

Lebanon County:

  • Annville Township – $152,125 to improve pedestrian safety along Route 422 and Route 934 by updating pavement markings, updating curb ramps, and installing school crossing sign system in Annville Township.

Luzerne County

  • Edwardsville Borough – $86,107 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route1107 (Main Street) and Zerby Avenue by installing new traffic signal supports, upgrading pedestrian features, and upgrading controller and vehicle detection system equipment.
  • Jenkins Township – $51,206 to upgrade the traffic signal at two intersections — Route 315 and Walmart Drive, and River Road and Eighth Street – by upgrading pedestrian signal modules and push buttons.

Lycoming County:

  • City of Williamsport – $230,676 to upgrade the traffic signal at two intersections – Via Bella Street and Basin Street, and Third Street and Pine Street – by improving pedestrian facilities to further implement Connect Williamsport, a local initiative to improve multimodal connections.

Montgomery County

  • Abington Township – $178,600 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Susquehanna Road and Eagle Hill Road by installing new traffic signal structures, signal and pedestrian indications, and upgrading the vehicle detection system.
  • Towamencin Township – $84,200 to improve pedestrian safety throughout the township by upgrading 13 traffic signals by updating pedestrian signals and push buttons. The project also includes installation of emergency pre-emption at one intersection and removal of a traffic signal.
  • West Norriton Township – $196,090 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 3006 (Whitehall Road) and Sterigere Street by installing new ADA curb ramps, pedestrian signal modules, battery back-up system, emergency preemption system, update the controller cabinet and upgrading the vehicle detection system.
  • West Norrition Township – $417,246 to upgrade the traffic signal and improve geometric layout of the intersection of Route 3006 (Whitehall Road) and Route 3019 (Marshall Street) by installing a new traffic signal and increase the radii on the corners of the intersection.
  • Whitpain Township – $132,000 to upgrade the traffic signals at the intersection of Route 3001 (Norristown Road) and Route 3003 (Stenton Avenue)/Narcissa Road by improving pedestrian facilities, adding battery back-up and upgrading vehicle detection systems.

Montour County:

  • Danville Borough – $248,978 to upgrade to a new traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 11 (Bloom Street) and Ferry Street/Walnut Street by installing all new equipment while improving pedestrian facilities.

Northampton County:

  • Hellertown Borough – $126,173 to upgrade the traffic signal along Route 412 (Main Street) by upgrading pedestrian signals, push buttons, controller equipment and new pavement markings.

Philadelphia County

  • City of Philadelphia – $1.5 million to realign and upgrade the intersection’s current geometry at the intersection of 20th Street/Penrose Avenue/Moyamensing Avenue and Packer Avenue.
  • City of Philadelphia – $1.2 million to establish a citywide program that traffic calming strategies at various locations and solutions are determined based on the most current crash data, intersection/roadway geometry, and degree of pedestrian activity.
  • City of Philadelphia – $1 million to establish a citywide program that will implement low cost strategies to support Philadelphia’s Vision Zero initiative, the Neighborhood Slow Zone Program that designs to slow driver speeds and encourages safer driving behaviors.
  • City of Philadelphia – $1 million to establish a citywide program to connect various arterial corridor traffic signals back to the City’s Traffic Management Center using fiber optic cable communications.
  • City of Philadelphia – $500,000 to establish a citywide program to intended to select up to three locations to connect pedestrian and bicyclists between residential neighborhoods, parks, and employment centers.
  • City of Philadelphia – $500,000 to improve five traffic signal intersections: Pratt Street and Roosevelt Boulevard, Langdon Street and Roosevelt Boulevard, Rising Sun Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, 5th Street and Roosevelt Boulevard and Broad Street and Roosevelt Boulevard by improving vehicle and pedestrian safety at transit stops.

Schuylkill County:

  • City of Mahanoy – $68,000 to upgrade pedestrian facilities at the intersection of Route 339 (North Main Street) and Park Place Road by installing new ADA-compliant curb ramps, sidewalks and signs.

Union County:

  • East Buffalo Township – $77,549 to upgrade the traffic signal and school zone signal signs at the intersection of Route 45 (West Market Street/Old Turnpike Road) and Route 2007 (Fairground Road).

Venango County:

  • City of Franklin – $78,237 to upgrade traffic signal structure at an intersection mid-way between Liberty Street between the cross streets of 12th and 13th Street in the City of Franklin.

Washington County:

  • City of Monongahela – $213,000 to upgrade to a new traffic signal at the intersection of Route 88 (Main Street) and Ninth Street.

Westmoreland County:

  • Allegheny Township – $122,000 to upgrade all traffic signals and warning devices with LEDs located throughout the township.

For more information, visit the traffic signals page under “Travel In PA” at www.penndot.gov, or email RA-PDSIGNALFUNDING@pa.gov.

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