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Bucks municipalities receive grants for traffic signal upgrades


Fifty municipalities, including four in Bucks County, will receive over $15.6 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing mobility and efficiency across Pennsylvania’s communities through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) “Green Light-Go” program, Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced.
Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Green Light-Go program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to light-emitting diode (LED) technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.
This is the sixth round of funding disbursed through the Green Light-Go program for municipal traffic signals.
Bucks County municipalities receiving grants are:
– Bristol Township: $106,282 for New Rodgers Road at Otter Street railroad preemption upgrade; $331,702 for modernization of the New Falls Road at Newportville Road traffic signal; and $247,544 for upgrading traffic signal detection at eight intersections including timing optimization;

– Newtown Borough: $271,520 for modernization of the Lincoln and Washington traffic signal including new pedestrian accommodations;
– Northampton Township: $100,560 for installing a new controller assembly, vehicle detection, countdown pedestrian signals, and battery back-up equipment at the intersection of Second Street Pike and New Road;
– Warminster Township: $262,692 for detection and controller upgrades, uninterruptible power supplies, and signal timing optimization at five intersections along the Street Road corridor and the intersection of County Line Road and Warminster Road;
“This upgrade will help relieve congestion and improve the flow of traffic in Newtown Borough, benefitting residents and visitors,” state Sen. Steve Santarsiero remarked about the Newtown Borough grant. “With so many shops and restaurants along State Street in the borough, increasing accessibility both for cars and pedestrians will continue to boost our local economy while keeping our community safe. I was happy to work on getting the state to award this much-needed grant.”
“During my seven years on Newtown Borough Council, traffic safety and traffic congestion were ongoing topics of conversation and concern,” said state Rep. Perry Warren. “As state representative it was a pleasure working with Newtown Borough Council toward securing this Green Light Go grant. This traffic signal upgrade will enhance safety and reduce congestion on two heavily trafficked thoroughfares through Newtown. Newtown Borough residents, Newtown Township residents, visitors, businesses and passers-through all will benefit from this traffic signal and safety project.”

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