Corman Announces State Funding for College Township Traffic Safety Improvements

(HARRISBURG) – College Township will receive $42,524 in state money to improve safety at the intersection of Park Avenue and Interstate 99/U.S. Route 322, according to state Senator Jake Corman (R-34).

The money will be part of a project to change the northbound left turn at the intersection of Park Avenue and Interstate 99 southbound/U.S. Route 322 westbound on-ramp to a dedicated protected left-turn operation, Senator Corman said.

“Improvements to this intersection will greatly increase safety while helping to reduce traffic congestion,” Senator Corman said. “Enhancing traffic flow and safety improves the wellbeing of our community and encourages economic development throughout the region.”

The money comes from the Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) program, which is funded through fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia. Projects receiving funding must improve safety, enhance mobility and reduce congestion.

Municipalities from throughout Pennsylvania submitted 143 applications, totaling over $34 million in requests. College Township was one of 35 municipalities to receive funding for a total of $11.5 million for 41 safety projects.

Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing. Since 2010, about $62.87 million in grants have been awarded through the ARLE program, funding 366 safety projects.

 

Contact: Jenn Kocher – 717-787-1377 or Jkocher@pasen.gov