Brookline, July 12, 2018 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana today announced that five local communities will receive a total of more than $4.5 million in state grant funds for roadway signal light improvements.

“These funds will upgrade traffic signals — improving safety and reliability,” Fontana said. “I will continue to seek state funds to help municipalities bolster their transportation infrastructure.”

The grants include:

  • Allegheny County — $3.560 million for improvements to pedestrian facilities at 35 traffic signals in Pittsburgh’s central business district;
  • Bellevue Borough — $32,000 to install new LED traffic signal heads, new countdown pedestrian signals, and new audible push buttons at the traffic signal at North & South Freemont and Lincoln Avenue;
  • Carnegie Borough — $22,640 to update traffic signal timings at the intersection of Main and Jefferson streets;
  • Crafton Borough — $704,051 to modernize four traffic signals along Noble Avenue and Crennell Avenue; and
  • Scott Township — $304,800 to upgrade seven traffic signals along Bower Hill Road and Greentree Road including complete replacement of a signal at Bower Hill and Vanadium roads, retiming and coordination, a southbound left-turn advance phase for Bower Hill Road at Painters Run, and detection upgrades.

Funded through PennDOT’s “Green Light-Go” program, grants are provided to improve the efficiency and operation of traffic signals. Funds are used for a range of operational improvements such as: light-emitting diode (LED) technology instillation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

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