Governor Wolf Announces 13 Municipalities Will Receive Red Light Enforcement Funds to Improve Traffic Safety
December 07, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will distribute $8.2 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding to 13 municipalities statewide to fund 16 safety projects.
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.
“This program helps communities across the state make important investments in traffic flow and safety,” Gov. Wolf said. “These improvements complement PennDOT’s ongoing work to improve safety and mobility across Pennsylvania.”
Grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 31 intersections in Philadelphia. State law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 123 applications, totaling almost $39.5 million in requests.
Projects were selected by an eight-member committee, and selections were based on criteria such as safety benefits and effectiveness, cost, and local and regional impact.
This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to $99.79 million, funding 473 transportation enhancement projects since 2010.
The 16 approved projects are as follows:
- Municipality of Penn Hills – $328,803 to modernize and update traffic and pedestrian signals and equipment at the intersection of Frankstown Road (SR 0400), Spring Grove Road, and Shenandoah Drive.
- Reading City – $812,416 to replace the outdated traffic signals with new signals with multiple heads and improved traffic control features, and to install ADA curb ramps and crosswalks along North Front Street at the intersections of Greenwich Street, Oley Street, Douglass Street and Windsor Street.
- Taylor Township – $60,000 for the installation of “Cross Road Ahead” signage with advisory speed plaques and solar-powered flashing warning devices along SR 36 (Woodbury Pike) prior to the intersection of SR 2004 (Cross Cove Road).
- Bristol Township – $199,315 for replacement of all existing signal equipment at New Falls Road and Woodbine Road, Edgely Road and Emily Road.
- Town of Bloomsburg – $359,231 to retime the nine existing signals within the town, modernize the existing Main Street signal system, and establish remote connectivity that can be accessed by the regional Traffic Management Center (TMC).
- Borough of Hatboro – $74,028 for upgrades to the pedestrian crossing at the Williams Lane & York Road intersection, safety will be improved by installing an overhead flashing beacon for the existing intersection.
- Hatfield Township – $300,000 to improve accessibility and safety at four existing traffic signals in alignment with a recently completed a sidewalk connections plan.
- Trappe Borough – $607,314 to improve intersection pedestrian safety along Main Street by intersection design and signal upgrades to include current pedestrian standards.
- Upper Moreland Township – $288,750 for modifications to traffic signals along York Road at Davisville Road and Easton Road to improve the operation and safety of the interaction between the at-grade SEPTA rail crossing.
- Borough of Wilson – $717,691 for traffic signal upgrades at 23rd Street and Butler Street including Push buttons for pedestrians, new traffic signals, pedestrian crossing signs, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps.
- City of Philadelphia – $4 million for the following activities: Broad, Germantown, and Erie (BGE) Transportation Safety Project; High Quality Bicycle Network; Citywide Neighborhood Slow Zones; and Citywide Intersection Modifications.
- Penn Township – $325,000 to existing obsolete signal equipment at the intersection of State Route 130 and State Route 993/Walnut Street.
- Springettsbury Township – $143,539 to modernize the intersection at Haines Road (SR2005) and Eastern Boulevard (T-982).