Local Communities Receive $345,968 for Safety Projects

Cranberry Township, Butler County, and Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County, will receive state grants for safety improvement projects, according to Senator Scott Hutchinson.

Cranberry Township was awarded $286,199 to provide pedestrian upgrades at the intersection of North Boundary Road and Marshall Road by improving pedestrian connections and new sections of sidewalk.

Sugarcreek Borough was awarded $59,769 to upgrade the existing 15 mph school zone signs along Route 417 (Rocky Grove Avenue) in the area of Rocky Grove Junior and Senior High Schools.

The local grants are part of nearly $5.5 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding distributed to 18 municipalities statewide to fund 23 safety projects. Under state law, fines from red light violations at 28 intersections in Philadelphia supply the grant funding. The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding.

Contact:          Justin Leventry           (717) 787-9684.