Two communities in the 21st Senatorial District will receive state grants to underwrite the costs of upgrading traffic signals under Pennsylvania’s “Green Light-Go” program, according to Senator Hutchinson.
Butler Township, Butler County, will receive $415,686 to improve 17 traffic signals including signal controllers, vehicular and pedestrian signal heads, and push buttons. Emergency preemption and radar detection will also be added.
Sandy Creek Township, Venango County, will receive $155,472 for the modernization of a traffic signal at Pittsburgh Road (Route 8) and Pone Lane (SR 3021), including new poles, controller, and a southbound left-turn phase.
“These grants will assist these townships in making important improvements to selected traffic signals in their communities,” said Senator Hutchinson. “These improvements not only benefit the residents of those communities, but improve safety and traffic flow for everyone who drives those roadways.”
The local townships were among 70 municipalities statewide sharing more than $31 million in the current round of Green Light-Go funding. The program provides funding to install light-emitting diode (LED) technology, perform regional operations such as retiming, develop special event plans and monitor traffic signals, as well as upgrade traffic signals to the latest technologies.
Contact: Justin Leventry