Governor Wolf Announces 34 Municipalities to Receive New Funding to Improve Local Traffic Safety
December 17, 2019
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will distribute $13.1 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding to fund 41 safety improvement projects in 34 municipalities statewide.
“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, grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 31 intersections in Philadelphia. The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 116 applications, totaling almost $33.6 million in requests.
This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to $91.59 million, funding 457 safety projects since 2010.
Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.
The 41 approved projects are as follows:
- Coraopolis Borough – $205,500 to upgrade the traffic signal installation at the intersection of 4th Ave. (S.R. 0051) and Mill St.
- Edgewood Borough – $62,500 to perform a safety study at the intersections of Maple Ave./McKelvey Ave. and Swissvale Ave./Race St. for low cost safety improvements.
- Hampton Township – $166,500 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Wildwood Road (SR 4070) and W. Hardies Road/Wildwood Sample Road (SR 4067).
- Pittsburgh City – $116,636 to replace the traffic signal located at the intersection of Beaver Ave. and Chateau St.
- Shaler Township – $308,000 to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of SR 8 (William Flinn Hwy) and Glenshaw Glass Driveway.
- South Park Township – $199,975 to construct an auxiliary left turn lane at the intersection of Library Road (SR 0088) and Brownsville/Library Road.
- Tarentum Borough – $226,000 to upgrade the existing traffic signal at the intersection of East 10th Ave. (SR 1001) and Corbet St.
- West View Borough – $12,682 to install overhead pedestrian crossing signs.
- City of Reading – $227,840 to study and upgrade the downtown signal system network.
- City of Altoona – $103,753 for installation of enhanced pavement markings along the 17th St. corridor within close proximity of the Altoona Area School District’s Jr. High and Sr. High Schools.
- City of Altoona – $36,794 for “School Zone Ahead” advanced warning flashers and timer upgrades in and around the vicinity of 17th St. and 2nd Ave, and the vicinity of Ward Ave and Coleridge Ave.
- College Township – $112,655 to upgrade the traffic signal located at S. Atherton St. (SR 3014) & Rolling Ridge Drive.
- Caln Township – $225,205 to install traffic signal control at the one-lane bridge over Beaver Creek on Lloyd Ave.
- South Coventry Township – $229,961 to install a traffic signal at the intersection of PA 23 Ridge Road and Coventryville Road.
- Curwensville Borough – $247,277 for traffic signal upgrades at the intersections of Filbert St. & State St. (Route 879) and State St. (Route 879) & River St. & Bloomington Ave. including LED signal heads, pedestrian improvements and timing adjustments.
- City of DuBois – $264,528 to modify existing intersection geometry of East DuBois Ave (SR 0255) and Division St. to allow for safe and efficient vehicular turning movements within the intersection.
- Bloomsburg – $384,408 to fully modernize the traffic signal at the intersection of SR 11 (Columbia Blvd) & Park St.
- Hampden Township – $60,702 for safety improvements at the intersections of Wertzville Road and Lambs Gap Road, Wertzville Road and I-81 Interchange and Wertzville Road and Orrs Bridge Road to include adding a signal head, relocating signage, adding a dynamic LED signal ahead sign and Advanced Dilemma Zone Detection.
- Springfield Township – $227,025 to modernize signal facilities at the intersection of Powell Road and Saxer Ave. to improve pedestrian vehicular safety and comply with current ADA requirements.
- Fox Township – $88,300 to upgrade existing School Zone flashing lights, signage, associated crosswalk markings, installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon warning lights and ADA compliance in the vicinity of Fox Township Elementary School and the St. Boniface Catholic Church.
- City of Carbondale – $57,653 for upgrading the North Main St. Pedestrian Crosswalk with solar flashing signage and pedestrian push buttons to notify oncoming traffic of pedestrians in the crosswalk.
- Leacock Township – $263,987 for Installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Old Philadelphia Pike (SR 0340) and New Holland Road (SR 1011).
- Neshannock Township – $263,672 for the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of SR 0018 (Wilmington Road) and Oakwood Way.
- City of Allentown – $14,500 for the installation of a new school zone flasher and pedestrian crossing flasher along the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and for the installation of a pedestrian flasher at the existing crossing at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and 4th St.
- Slatington Borough – $270,628.24 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Main St. (SR 873) and Church St. to current standards.
- Hanover Township – $110,925 to upgrade the traffic signals at three intersections along the Sans Souci Parkway (SR 2002) to include, pedestrian countdown signals with push buttons, video detection system, emergency preemption system, pavement markings and detectable warning surfaces.
- Conshohocken Borough – $348,000 to install Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) at two intersections along Fayette St. at 4th Ave. and 7th Ave..
- Perkiomen Township – $277,410 to install a permanent traffic signal at the intersection of SR 29 with Bridge St. and Graterford Road.
- Mahoning Township – $351,140 to modernize the traffic signal at SR 2008 (Bloom Road) and Academy St.
- City of Philadelphia – $6.6 million for the following activities: Old City Market St. Multimodal Improvements from 6th to 2nd St. to include rightsizing, protected bike lanes, signal improvements, bus boarding and pedestrian islands and mill and overlay; low cost safety improvements to include pavement marking, green bicycle conflict zones, rumble strips, curb extensions, etc.; redesign of high quality bicycle network streets to include protected bicycle lanes and neighborhood bikeway corridors; a continuation of Philadelphia’s Modern Roundabout program; intersection modifications to slow traffic at intersections, improve sight distance between drivers and pedestrians, and reduce pedestrian vulnerability by reducing pedestrian crossing time; Citywide Fiber Optic Signal Integration; and LED St. lighting to increase pedestrian and traffic safety through improved St. lighting while promoting walkability within commercial and residential corridors.
- City of Latrobe – $122,000 to install electronic flashing school zone speed limit warning devices adjacent to Latrobe Elementary School.
- Salem Township – $120,000 to upgrade the traffic signal at Route 22 and Route 819.
- Glen Rock Borough – $204,592 to upgrade the traffic signal located at the intersection of Baltimore St. (PA 616) and Manchester St. (PA 216), install new ADA ramps, and add pedestrian signalization.
- Springettsbury Township – $276,608 to modernize the traffic signal at the intersection of Memory Lane and Industrial Highway.
- City of York – $327,446 to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility along identified Safe Routes to School crossings, including: audible pedestrian signals, signal phasing updates and leading pedestrian intervals, high-visibility pavement markings, pedestrian and bike signage, ADA curb ramps, pedestrian refuge improvements, and other traffic-calming measures such as bulb-outs, removal of parking to improve sight distance, narrowing lane width, and pedestrian activated rectangular rapid flash beacon.
For more information, visit the traffic signals page under “Travel In PA” at www.penndot.gov, or email ARLE@pa.gov.