WEST CHESTER (April 8) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that four municipalities in Chester County will receive $329,925 in total funding for traffic control system upgrades.

The grants are part of $4.7 million in statewide funding for projects that are paid for with fines collected from red light enforcement cameras in the city of Philadelphia.

The grants are as follows:

  • $83,200 to East Whiteland Township for traffic signal controller upgrades and $10,225 for traffic signal generator plug installations at 12 intersections.

 

  • $184,000 to Franklin Township for traffic signal installation at the intersection of Route 896 and Route 841.

 

  • $10,000 to London Britain Township for installation of a centerline rumble strip on Penn Grove Road.

 

  • $42,500 to Phoenixville Borough for retiming closed-loop traffic signal systems.

 

“These funds will help local municipalities upgrade traffic lights and other traffic control systems,” Dinniman said. “The improvements mean a safer and swifter commute for motorists throughout our region.”

Under the state law that established red light camera enforcement, fines from infractions are evenly distributed between the city of Philadelphia and the state. The cameras are located at 21 intersections in the city.

The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as project benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact and cost sharing. Of the 268 applications submitted, only 43 municipalities were approved for funding.

For more information contact Senator Dinniman’s District Office at (610) 692-2112, or e-mail acirucci@pasenate.com

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