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PennDOT Announces Municipalities In Bucks County To Improve Traffic Safety With Red Light Enforcement Funds

Highway Safety News, PennDOT News | February 26th, 2018

PennDOT will distribute Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding to three municipalities in Bucks County to fund safety projects.

Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing. The approved projects in Bucks County include:

  • Bristol Township – $256,603 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2051 (South Oxford Valley Road) and Queen Anne Drive by improving traffic signal supports, installing LED modules, improving pedestrian facilities, and upgrading controller and detection systems.
  • Doylestown Township – $171,415 to improve pedestrian facilities at the intersections of Route 1001 (Easton Road) and Turk Road, and Route 3003 (Lower State Road) and Wells Road.
  • Dublin Borough – $117,398 to upgrade two traffic signals at the Route 313/Route 4003 (Maple Avenue)/Route 4003 (Elephant Road), and Route 0313 (Main Street) and Dublin Village Plaza Drive by installing LED pedestrian signals and push buttons with confirmation latching LED and tone.

Under state law, fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia supply the grant funding. Pennsylvania’s ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue.

The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted more than 143 applications, totaling over $34 million in requests.

For a full list of funded and approved projects go HERE.