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Traffic Signal Improvements To Benefit Bucks County Through PennDOT’s “Green Light-Go” Program

Highway Safety News, PennDOT News | July 12th, 2018

Governor Tom Wolf announced that 70 municipalities, including four in Bucks County, will receive more than $31 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety and mobility across Pennsylvania’s communities.

“This is the fourth round of funding disbursed to support increased safety and mobility across more Pennsylvania towns,” Governor Wolf said in making the announcement. “The Green Light-Go program addresses mechanisms that if not functioning properly can aggravate congestion and impede traffic flow.”

Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, 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 instillation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

Following is a list of funding recipients, the amount of state funding, and a brief description of the projects in Bucks County:

  • Bensalem Township — $740,000 to install an adaptive traffic signal system at 12 intersections along Bristol Pike.
  • Bristol Township — $497,621 to modernize two traffic signals at New Falls Road/Woodbourne/Edgely/Emilie and Edgely Road/Mill Creek Road.
  • Northampton Township — $208,850 to modernize three traffic signals along Jacksonville Road and Almshouse Road including installation of video detection, radar dilemma zone detection, ADA-compliant push buttons, and battery back-up.
  • Warminster Township — $226,849 to upgraded detection and traffic signal timing modifications at five signals along Johnsville, Mearns, Jacksonville, and Street Roads.