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Green Light-Go Traffic Signal Improvement Funding Coming To Bucks

Highway Safety News, PennDOT News | May 17th, 2016

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 109 municipalities, including several in Bucks County, will receive $12 million to underwrite the costs of upgrading traffic signals under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) “Green Light-Go” program.

Made possible by Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan, the program establishes partnership agreements between municipalities and PennDOT through which municipalities request up to 50-percent funding for traffic-signal projects.

During this fiscal year, grants can be used for installing light-emitting diode (LED) technology, performing regional operations such as re-timing, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

The following is a Bucks County list of Green Light-Go funding recipients, the amount of state funding, and a brief description of the projects. Note the state funding identified below only represents part of the total project funding:

  • Bristol Township — $144,626 to update the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2029 (Bristol-Oxford Valley Road), Route 2049 (Bath Road) and Lakeland Road.
  • Bristol Township — $174,292 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2051 (Oxford Valley Road/Levittown Parkway) and Route 2006 (New Falls Road).
  • Falls Township — $154,654 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2051 (Levittown Parkway) and Mill Creek Parkway.
  • Middletown Township — $290,360 to install an adaptive traffic signal system at 15 intersections that adjusts signal timing based on traffic conditions along Lincoln Highway from the intersection with Interstate 95 Ramps to Oxford Valley Road.
  • Northampton Township — $20,880 to replace existing loops with video detection and upgrade pedestrian signals to countdown pedestrian signals at the intersection of Route 2067 (Holland Road) and Middle Holland Road/Upper Holland Road.
  • Penndel Borough — $12,580 for controller and pavement marking improvements at the intersections of Lincoln Highway and Durham Road, Lincoln Highway and Bellevue Avenue, and Lincoln Highway and Hulmeville Avenue.
  • Richland Borough — $38,295 to improve traffic signal retiming at the intersections of Route 309 (South West End Boulevard) and W. Pumping Station Rd, and Route 309 (South West End Boulevard) and Tollgate Road.

Under the Green Light-Go program, projects on corridors with fewer than 10,000 vehicles per day will be managed by the municipality, and PennDOT will manage any project with signals on corridors that have greater than 10,000 vehicles per day. Both types of projects will require a 50 percent match from the municipality.