WEST CHESTER (February 26, 2018) – State Senator Andrew Dinniman today announced that three municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $988,000 in total funding for traffic system upgrades.
“These funds can go a long way in helping local communities upgrade traffic lights and other traffic control systems,” Dinniman said. “The improvements mean a safer and swifter commute for motorists and families throughout our region.”
The grants are part of $11.5 million in statewide funding paid for with fines collected from red light enforcement cameras in the city of Philadelphia.
The grants are as follows:
- $257,678 for West Whiteland Township to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) and Commerce Drive by installing new ADA curb ramps, establishing larger channelization islands, and the installation of new signal supports.
- $38,617 for East Brandywine Township to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Horseshoe Pike and the Brandywine Village Shopping Center by installing LED modules, improving signs and installing emergency pre-emption.
- $692,592 for Kennett Township to realign and upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Cedarcroft Road and Unionville Road. Also, a traffic study will be completed at the intersection of Unionville Road and the U.S. 1 southbound ramp to identify and implement the most appropriate solution.
These three projects were part of 35 selected for funding across the state from 143 total applicants. Under Pennsylvania’s Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) program, projects that improve safety, enhance mobility, and reduce congestions can be considered for funding. Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.
Under state law, fines from red-light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia supply the grant funding. The ARLE program also aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue.
Since 2010, the ARLE funding program has invested a total of $62.87 million in 366 safety projects across the Commonwealth.