WEST CHESTER (October 4, 2019) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that East Whiteland and Schuylkill townships will receive nearly $260,000 in total state funding for traffic control system safety upgrades.

The grants come through PennDOT’s Green Light-Go Program, which reimburses municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals.

“With these grant funds, East Whiteland, Schuylkill, and other communities aren’t just investing in new traffic lights and signal upgrades, they’re investing in long-term solutions to mitigate traffic congestion and improve safety,” Dinniman said.

The grants were as follows:

  • $195,760 for East Whiteland Township for automated traffic signal performance measures with upgraded detection at five intersections along PA 29 Morehall Road
  • $64,455 for Schuylkill Township to upgrade vehicle detection at two intersections along Valley Forge Road

Made possible by Act 89, the state’s comprehensive transportation funding plan, Green Light-Go grants may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to: light-emitting diode (LED) technology instillation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

Funding for the Chester County projects comes as part of $5 million in total Green Light-Go program grants funds awarded for traffic signal upgrades in 24 municipalities statewide