Harrisburg – State Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) announced today that Ridley, Springfield and Upper Darby townships will receive state grants to help pay for upgrading traffic signals to boost safety and traffic flow.
The senator announced the following grants:
- Ridley Township — $44,730 to improve the existing crosswalk with LED pedestrian crosswalk lighting systems at the intersection of Kedron Avenue and Academy Avenue, MacDade Boulevard and Milmont Avenue, MacDade Boulevard Edgewood Avenue, MacDade Boulevard and Swarthmore Avenue, MacDade Boulevard and Amosland Road, and MacDade Boulevard and Holmes Road.
- Springfield Township — $9,000 to install an audible pedestrian signal system at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Saxer Avenue.
- Upper Darby Township — $31,500 to install video detection cameras at three intersections along Route 2019, one intersection along Route 2007, one intersection along Route 2026, one intersection along Route 3, two intersections along Route 2024, one intersection along Route 2001 and one intersection along Route 2015.
The funding is made available through PennDOT’s Green Light-Go program. Projects on corridors with fewer than 10,000 vehicles per day will be managed by the municipality, and PennDOT will manage any project with signals on corridors that have greater than 10,000 vehicles per day. Both types of projects will require a 50 percent match from the municipality.
During this fiscal year, grants can be used for 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.
“It’s important that tax dollars return to our communities for projects that benefit the citizens of local municipalities,” said McGarrigle. “These projects will improve safety for pedestrians and motorists alike.”
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