Corman Announces Centre County Municipalities Awarded PennDOT Grants to Improve Traffic Signals

(HARRISBURG) – Four municipalities in Centre County have been awarded state grants to support the costs of upgrading traffic signals under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).

            Centre County municipalities that received the grants are:

  • College Township — $200,083 for Installation of Pedestrian Signals and Upgrades along East College Ave at Elmwood Street.
  • Ferguson Township — $80,000 for Vehicle Detection Upgrades along West College Avenue at Bristol Avenue and Whitehall Road, along Blue Course Drive at Old Gatesburg Road and along Whitehall Road at Research Drive.
  • Patton Township — $198,082 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Valley Vista Drive Corridor.
  • Spring Township — $31,279 for Signal Equipment Replacement along East College Ave at Harrison Road and at Main Street.

            “Communities in our area will benefit from these grants to provide much-needed upgrades to traffic signals,” Corman said.   “This will help to improve safety and mobility by reducing congestion and improving the efficiency of existing traffic signals.”

            This is the third round of funding disbursed to support increased safety and mobility across more Pennsylvania towns.

            Corman said that awards can be used on existing traffic signals to install 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.

 

CONTACT:            Jenn Kocher (717) 787-1377 or jkocher@pasen.gov