WEST CHESTER (May 11, 2017) – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that Phoenixville will receive $31,420 in state grant funding for traffic signal improvements through PennDOT’s Green Light Go Program.
The funds will be used to upgrade and install light-emitting diode (LED) Traffic Signals in along Church Street at Gay Street and Main St, along Franklin Street at High Street and along Washington Avenue at Gay Street.
“As Phoenixville’s downtown revitalization boom continues, these funds will help enhance its traffic signal system, decrease traffic congestion, improve traffic flow and increase road safety for residents and visitors,” Dinniman, who serves on the Senate Transportation Committee, said.
The Green-Light Go: Pennsylvania’s Municipal Signal Partnership Program is funded by Act 89 of 2013, Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Transportation Funding Plan, of which Dinniman was a strong supporter. Recently, it was updated by Act 101 of 2016, which reduced the applicant match to 20 percent, expanded eligible applicants to planning partners and counties, and allowed all projects to be led by applicants.
The program provides state funds for traffic signal modernization and improvements along critical corridors and key state highways to improve safety and mobility by reducing congestion and improving efficiency.
Eligible projects include 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.
The Phoenixville grant funding comes as part of $33 million in total state funding to support the costs of upgrading traffic signals in 94 municipalities statewide.
This is the third round of funding disbursed to support increased safety and mobility across more Pennsylvania towns.
Other Chester County municipalities that received funding in this round include:
- East Vincent Township – $263,799 for Intersection Improvements along Schuylkill Road at New Street.
- Uwchlan Township – $53,829 for Installation of Battery Back-Up System along Dorlan Mill Road at Moore Road.
- Westtown Township – $180,000 for the Study and Removal of the Unwarranted Traffic Signal along West Chester Pike at Chester Road.