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PennDOT spending $12 million to improve traffic signals

Written by The Associated Press | May 16, 2016 5:46 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- A 2013 law that increased gas taxes and motorist fees is helping 109 Pennsylvania municipalities, including several in the midstate, improve their traffic signals.

The Wolf administration said Monday it was distributing $12 million in grants for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Green Light-Go program.

The grants pay up to half the cost to obtain modern technology, retime signals, install light-emitting diode signals and make other upgrades.

This year's projects include pavement markings, traffic monitoring devices, audible pedestrian signals and new traffic signal hardware.

Here is a list of what's scheduled for central Pennsylvania:

Berks County:

1. City of Reading -- $12,450 to improve traffic signal equipment damaged by weather events at 20 intersections throughout the city.
2. Hereford Township -- $5,468 to replace traffic signal loop detectors with a video detection camera system at the intersection of Route 100 and Route 29.

Cumberland County:

1. Carlisle Borough-- $11,250 to install optical emergency pre-emption systems at the intersections of Ritner Highway and Industrial Drive, Ritner Highway and Key Real Estate Warehouse Entrance, and Ritner Highway and Sheare Drive to improve emergency vehicle pre-emption service.
2. Monroe Township - $7,950 to install an uninterrupted power supply at the intersections of Route 2011 (Williams Grove Road) and Route 2004 (Lisburn Road) and Route 74 (York Road) and Route 174 (Boiling Springs Road).
3. Mount Holly Springs - $22,000 to replace and relocate the traffic signal pole at the intersection of Route 34 and Mill Street.
4. Newville Borough- $38,976 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 641 (Main Street) and Route 233 (High Street) with new mast arms, controller cabinet and pedestrian facilities.
5. North Middleton Township - $127,394 to upgrade the intersection of Route 1001 (Cavalry Rd) and Route 34 (Spring Rd) with new mast arms, pedestrian facilities, a battery back-up system and emergency vehicle pre-emption.
6. Silver Spring Township -- $63,595 to improve 11 intersections along Route 11, one intersection along Route 994 and seven intersections along Route 114 by installing  uninterrupted power supplies.
7. South Middletown Township -- $82,282 to replace controllers at the intersections of Route 74 (York Road) and Fairview Street and Route 74 (York Road) and Westminster Drive; to install emergency pre-emption at the intersections of Willow Street and Pitt Street, Walnut Bottom Road and Belvedere Street, Walnut Bottom Road and Interstate 81 southbound ramps, Walnut Bottom Road and I-81 northbound ramps, Walnut Bottom Road and Stonehedge Drive, and Walnut Bottom Road and Sprint Drive; to install emergency pre-emption at the intersections of Route 74 (York Road) and Giant Lane, Route 74 (York Road) and I-81 northbound off-ramp, Route 74 (York Road) and Westminster Drive, and Route 74 (York Road) and Fairview Street; to complete a traffic engineering study to determine optimal signal timing and reconfiguring the controllers at the intersections of Walnut Bottom Road.; and to assist with traffic signal maintenance at 13 traffic signals along Allen Road, Walnut Bottom Road, Holly Pike and York Road.

Dauphin County:

1. City of Harrisburg -- $326,469 to upgrade damaged equipment at the intersections of Front Street and Chestnut Street, Fourth Street and Chestnut Street, Front Street and Market Street, Fourth Street and Market Street, Front Street and Walnut Street, Fourth Street and Walnut Street, Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street, Front Street and Pine Street, Front Street and Paxton Street, and Fifth Street and Walnut Street.
2. Lower Paxton Township -- $152,000 to upgrade the signal at the intersection of Route 22 and Devonshire Road.
3. Middletown Borough -- $7,500 to replace inductive loop sensors with a video detection system to control and improve the flow of traffic at the intersections of Route 230 (Main Street) and Route 441 (Union Street), Route 230 (Main Street) and Vine Street, and Route 441 (Union Street) and Emaus Street.
4.  Swatara Township -- $33,312 to replace a traffic signal mast arm at the intersection of Route 3010 (Paxton Street) and 28th Street.

Franklin County:

1. Borough of Shippensburg -- $18,325 to replace LED modules and to install uninterrupted power supplies at 13 intersections throughout the borough.
2. Southampton Township - $3,521 to improve existing road markings using thermoplastic at the intersections of Route 696 and Interstate 81 southbound ramp, Route 696 and I-81 northbound ramp, and Route 696 and Mount Rock Road.
3.  Washington Township - $14,088 to replace LED modules and install uninterrupted power supplies at the intersections of Route 16 and Route 2007 (Old Forge Road) and Route 16 and Route 2007 (Midvale Road).

Northumberland County:

1. Mount Carmel Borough -- $9,500 to provide improvements to the traffic signal at the intersection of 3rd Street and Oak Street.
2.Union County: Mifflinburg Borough -- $14,700 to replace LED modules and install video detection systems at eight intersections.

Union County:

1. Mifflinburg Borough -- $14,700 to replace LED modules and install video detection systems at eight intersections.

York County:

1. York Township -- $251,175 to upgrade the traffic signals at the intersections of Route 74 and Route 2002 (Springwood Road), Route 74 and Route 3056 (Tyler Run Road), and Route 2002 (Springwood Road) and Route 3023 (Hollywood Drive).

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