WEST CHESTER (December 22) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that three municipalities in Chester County will receive $ 100,328 in total state funding for traffic signal upgrades.

The grants, which come through the first round of PennDOT’s new “Green Light-Go” program, are as follows:

  • Uwchlan Township will receive $28,250 to upgrade 12 traffic signals to LEDs.
  • Valley Township will receive $15,000 for traffic signal retiming and LED upgrades at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Airport Road.
  • West Chester Borough will receive $57,078 to upgrade 26 traffic signals to LEDs.

traffic lights“Improving our traffic signal system means a safer and smoother commute for residents and motorists throughout our region,” Dinniman said. “These investments mark the very beginning of an ongoing program that will improve the flow of traffic on our roadways and reduce travel delays.”

Dinniman also reminded municipalities that PennDOT is now accepting applications for the second round of Green Light-Go funding.

The application period runs from Dec. 20, 2014, to Feb. 27, 2015. Information about applying for the program can be found at www.dot.state.pa.us/signals.

The Green-Light Go program is funded by Act 89 of 2013, Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Transportation Funding Plan, of which Dinniman was a strong supporter.

During the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2015, up to $25 million will be allocated to municipalities for installing 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.

In addition to facilitating improvements through the program, PennDOT will use first-round Green Light-Go funding for a comprehensive traffic signal asset data collection project that will assemble accurate data about traffic signals statewide. That data will then be combined with existing information to create PennDOT’s new electronic statewide Traffic Signal Asset Management System, which will be available to all municipalities at no cost.

For more information, call Senator Dinniman’s office at 610-692-2112 or e-mail acirucci@pasenate.com.