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Governor Announces Grants for Local Transportation Projects

$8.4 million collected from red light enforcement cameras in Philadelphia is being distributed to 106 transportation projects throughout the state.

HARRISBURG – According to a release issued by the his office, Gov. Corbett recently announced the award of $8.4 million in grants for 106 transportation projects paid with fines collected from red light enforcement cameras in the city of Philadelphia.

According to the release, Norristown will receive $200,000 for a traffic control system and handicapped accessible ramps. Nearby Plymouth Township will receive $229,600 for interconnection of four traffic signals along Germantown Pike and Upper Merion Township will receive $302,335 for improved signal timing along Route 202.

“These projects will help municipalities upgrade traffic lights and other basic systems,” Governor Corbett said. “These improvements have the potential to make a big difference in traffic flow and mean better mobility for people across the state.”

Under the state law that established red light camera enforcement, fines from infractions are evenly divided between the city of Philadelphia and the state. The cameras are located at 19 intersections in the city.

Projects that improve safety, enhance mobility and reduce congestion were considered for funding. Municipalities submitted more than 300 applications for $68 million worth of projects. Projects were chosen under criteria spelled out in regulations. The criteria included project benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.

Here's a complete list of projects, broken down by county, receiving grant funding generated form red light enforcement fines :

Adams County

  • Biglerville – $8,440 for installation of camera system at an intersection
  • Hamiltonban Township – $25,276 for upgraded school zone speed limit signs
  • Mount Joy Township – $200,000 for a new traffic signal, video detection and emergency preemption equipment

Allegheny County

  • Aspinwall – $7,484 for sign replacement.
  • Bellevue – $9,500 for sign replacement.
  • Coraopolis – $144,000 for upgraded traffic signals.
  • Green Tree – $36,773 for school zone flashing sign upgrade.
  • McKeesport – $300,000 for replacement of the traffic control system.
  • Southwest Pennsylvania Commission – $858,133 for signalization improvements to a number of distressed communities.
  • South Fayette Township – $15,500 for an LED school zone system.
  • West View – $7,500 for conversion of traffic control devices and school zone speed limit sign to LED.

Armstrong County

  • Perry Township – $30,000 for removal of roadway bank for safety purposes.

Beaver County

  • Aliquippa – $12,800 for school zone flashing light at 21st and Sheffield Road.
  • Franklin Township – $12,811 for an upgrade of the traffic signals to LED.
  • Potter Township – $14,400 for an upgrade of traffic signals to LED.

Berks County

  • Heidelberg Township – $18,077 for sign upgrades.
  • Perry Township – $11,101 for sign replacement.
  • Topton – $5,907 for new LED signs.
  • Washington Township – $4,900 for two traffic signal upgrades.

Blair County

  • Altoona – $192,750 for sign replacements.
  • Blair Township – $20,000 for traffic signal upgrades.

Bucks County

  • Bensalem Township – $36,000 for improvements to closed-loop traffic signal system.
  • Bristol – $20,758 for sign replacements.
  • Buckingham Township – $26,950 for LED signal upgrades.
  • Chalfont – $70,000 for pedestrian improvements and solar-powered fire station warning system.
  • New Britain – $34,500 for traffic control system.
  • Newtown Township – $87,000 for fiber optics for coordination  of traffic signals.
  • Nockamixon Township – $10,000 for upgraded LED traffic signals.
  • Perkasie –$12,500 for emergency preemption signal at Route 563 and Park Ave.

Butler County

  • Butler – $84,000 for sign and intersection upgrades and an overhead signal warning sign.
  • Oakland Township – $21,000 for sign replacements.
  • Franklin Township – $11,099 for LED traffic controls.
  • Saxonburg – $15,851 for sign replacement.
  • Venango Township – $9,714 for stop sign replacement and guide rail installation.

Cambria County

  • Sankertown – $3,000 for sign replacements.

Carbon County

  • Beaver Meadows – $5,000 for pedestrian and speed limit signs.
  • Lehigh Township – $21,981 for LED traffic control upgrades.

Centre County

  • College Township – $17,000 for traffic signal improvements.
  • Ferguson Township – $35,000 for traffic signal improvements.

Chester County

  • Charlestown Township – $9,800 for battery backup for traffic controls.
  • East Brandywine Township – $30,400 for upgraded traffic controls.
  • East Whiteland Township, $183,106 for upgraded electronics for traffic control system.
  • Upper Uwchlan Township – $614,625 for safety and mobility improvements on  Route 100 and a township-wide adaptive signal system.
  • West Fallowfield Township – $41,256 for traffic signal upgrades.

Clarion County

  • Farmington Township – $11,307 for sign replacement and traffic control maintenance and retiming.
  • Monroe Township – $30,500 for traffic control upgrades.

Columbia County

  • Jackson Township – $5,696 for sign upgrades.

Crawford County

  • East Mead Township – $33,500 for a fire emergency warning signal.
  • West Mead Township – $3,962 for upgrading various signs.

Cumberland County

  • Lemoyne – $5,000 for traffic control upgrades.
  • Lower Allen Township – $9,000 for traffic control upgrades.

Dauphin County

  • Highspire – $218,000 for traffic control upgrades.
  • Londonderry Township – $51,250 for traffic control improvements.
  • Millersburg – $6,500 for sign upgrades.

Delaware County

  • Aston Township – $33,800 for LED traffic signal improvements.
  • Haverford Township – $53,500 for an intersection improvement and closed loop traffic signal system.
  • Millbourne – $108,260 for pedestrian safety improvements.
  • Tinicum Township – $223,575 for signal improvements at the intersection of Routes 291 and 420.
  • Upper Chichester Township – $18,522 for new signs.
  • Yeadon – $50,000 for replacement signs.

Elk County

  • Ridgway Township – $8,166 for sign upgrades.

Fayette County

  • Menallen Township – $35,000 for improvements to school zone signage and signals.
  • Washington Township – $3,000 for signal upgrade to LED lights.

Huntingdon County

  • Huntingdon – $217,240 for pedestrian and vehicle traffic control upgrades.
  • Shirley Township – $18,391 for enhanced safety measures.

Indiana County

  • White Township – $50,000 for signalization on Route 286 and Airport Road/Ober Road.

Jefferson County

  • Warsaw Township – $34,068 for stop sign replacement.

Lackawanna County

  • Scranton – $75,000 for addition of left turn signal.

Lancaster County

  • Columbia – $32,850 for new centerline rumble strips and upgrades school zone warnings.
  • East Lampeter Township – $75,000 for a traffic responsive signal system.
  • Lancaster – $172,477 for safety improvements.
  • Manheim and Penn Township – $124,893 for traffic control upgrades.
  • Manheim Township – $87,360 for emergency pre-emption system.
  • Salisbury Township – $14,900 for traffic signal improvements.
  • Warwick Township – $39,500 for pedestrian improvements.

Lehigh County

  • Hanover Township – $93,922 for sign upgrades.
  • Lower Macungie Township – $141,498 for traffic control upgrades, bridge guiderail replacement and a school pedestrian path.
  • North Whitehall Township – $10,000 for sign replacements .

Lycoming County

  • McNett Township – $7,000 for sign upgrades.

Mercer County

  • Clark Borough – $12,000 for a new traffic signal controller.
  • Deer Creek Township, $5,227 for sign upgrades.
  • Hempfield Township – $4,680 for conversion of two intersection signals to LED lights.
  • Sharon – $80,300 for traffic control device upgrades.

Montgomery County

  • Hatfield Township – $782,500 for traffic control upgrades.
  • Norristown – $200,000 for traffic control system and handicapped accessible ramps.
  • Plymouth Township – $229,600 for interconnection of four traffic signals along Germantown Pike.
  • Upper Dublin Township – $250,000 for signal improvements.
  • Upper Merion Township – $302,335 for improved signal timing along Route 202.

Montour County

  • Danville – $23,000 for traffic control improvements.

Northampton County

  • Moore Township – $6,390 for solar-powered warning lights for school zone.
  • Nazareth – $5,000 for installation of left-turn green arrow.

Perry County

  • New Bloomfield – $5,000 for sign upgrades.
  • Marysville – $14,300 for sign replacement.

Schuylkill County

  • Pottsville – $140,700 for new traffic signals, poles, pedestrian phasing and controller.

Westmoreland County

  • Derry – $20,000 for new power supply for an existing signal.
  • Hempfield Township – $16,000 for a school speed signal replacement.
  • Murrysville – $13,000 for warning signal upgrade to solar-powered LED.
  • Rostraver Township – $60,453 for new signal timing, upgraded vehicle .detection and three new flashing school zone signs.
  • Salem Township – $36,463 for LED replacement lights.

York County

  • Hanover – $95,022 for an emergency pre-emption system.
  • Peach Bottom Township – $25,000 for a school zone flashing light.
  • Red Lion – $28,200 for an emergency pre-emption system.
  • Shrewsbury – $9,675 for LED lights at three intersections.
  • Shrewsbury Township – $8,000 for LED signals at two intersections on Route 851.
  • West Manheim Township – $595,000 for corridor improvements along Route 94 and upgrades for pedestrians.
  • West York – $8,627 for LED lights at four intersections.

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