Governor Wolf Announces $5 Million in Traffic Safety Improvements

October 04, 2019

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 24 municipalities will receive over $5 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety and mobility across Pennsylvania’s communities through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) “Green Light-Go” program.

“The safety improvements supported by the Green Light-Go program not only help municipalities relieve congestion and traffic flow, they help Pennsylvanians move safely and efficiently,” said Governor Wolf. “I’m proud to help our communities improve mobility for Pennsylvanians.”

Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Green Light-Go program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited t: light-emitting diode (LED) technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

Following is a list of approved projects:

Allegheny County
Bethel Park – $44,000 for installation of pedestrian countdown signals, push buttons, and pavement markings at the intersection of Fort Couch Road and Oxford Drive
Coraopolis Borough – $160,000 to modernize the traffic signal at State Avenue and Montour Street
Springdale Borough – $430,000 to replace two traffic signals at the Pittsburgh Street/James Street and Pittsburgh Street/School Street intersections

Berks County
Wyomissing Borough – $173,995 for LED replacement, pedestrian signal upgrades, and controller upgrades at 29 intersections

Centre County
Ferguson Township – $80,000 for modernizing loop detectors with dilemma zone radar detection at two intersections along Blue Course Drive and Science Park Road

Chester County
East Whiteland Township – $195,760 for use of automated traffic signal performance measures with upgraded detection at five intersections along PA 29 Morehall Road
Schuylkill Township – $64,455 for upgrading vehicle detection at two intersections along Valley Forge Road

Columbia County
Town of Bloomsburg – $172,624 for retiming traffic signals at nine intersections, upgrading controllers, and providing connectivity to the regional Traffic Management Center

Cumberland County
East Pennsboro Township – $160,000 for LED installation and controller replacement at 18 intersections
Silver Spring Township – $219,436 for replacement of the traffic signal at Carlisle Pike and Commerce Drive

Dauphin County
Swatara Township – $210,406 for modernization of the traffic signal at SR 441 & Chambers Hill Road including additional left turn phases

Lancaster County
Lancaster City – $691,760 for development of updated signal timing for the City’s 90 downtown traffic signals, including vehicle detection installation at eight key intersections for traffic signal performance measures
Lititz Borough – $132,400 for upgrading outdated controllers at nine traffic signals and improving phasing and timing at the PA 501/PA 772 intersections
West Lampeter Township – $269,889 for upgrading vehicle detection at six intersections, signal retiming, signal head upgrades, and left turn phase evaluation

Lebanon County:
Union Township – $187,572 for traffic signal retiming, vehicle detection upgrades, and controller replacement to provide monitoring and communications technology at three intersections along Fisher Avenue

Mercer County
Hempfield Township – $44,292 for upgrading pedestrian signals and developing optimized traffic signal timings

Montgomery County
Cheltenham Township – $537,138 for modernization of the traffic signals at the Washington Lane/Shoppers Lane and Greenwood Avenue/Longfellow Road/Rices Mill Road intersections
Lower Providence Township – $342,025 for use of automated traffic signal performance measures with fiber optic communication, controller upgrades, and detection upgrades at three intersections along Egypt Road
Montgomery Township – $400,206 for modernization of four traffic signals at Bethlehem Pike/Montgomery Mall entrances, Bethlehem Pike/North Wales Road, and Horsham Road/Pheasant Run.
Upper Moreland Township – $160,000 for upgrading traffic signals at Davisville Road and Easton Road to improve safety at the at-grade SEPTA rail crossing

Susquehanna County
Choconut Township – $7,193.20 to upgrade vehicle detection at the intersection of SR 267 and Stanley Lake

Union County
Kelly Township – $263,094 for traffic signal retiming, controller upgrades, and communication at seven intersections along US Route 15

York County
Fairview Township – $30,990 to upgrade three traffic signal controllers
Manchester Township – $269,889 for upgrading vehicle detection at three intersections, controller replacements, and signal head upgrades

A list of recipients, project descriptions, and the amount of state investment is also available at on the “Traffic Signals, Management” page under “Travel In PA”.

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