Corman Announces State Grants Aim to Improve Local Traffic Safety

HARRISBURG — A pair of grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will help improve traffic safety in two high-risk areas in Centre and Mifflin counties, according to Senator Jake Corman (R-34).

In Centre County, a $108,964 grant will help Patton Township upgrade and replace the school zone flasher and warning system along Valley Vista Drive between Park Forest Middle School and Little Lion Drive. A $2,900 grant was also awarded to Boggs Township to replace faded pavement markings at the intersection of Route 144 and Route 504.

In Mifflin County, a $391,000 was awarded to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Ferguson Valley Road and West Freedom Avenue, Derry Township.

The grants were awarded as part of PennDOT’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program. A total of $6 million was awarded to 27 safety projects statewide in the current round of funding.

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