Tomlinson Announces $1.4 Million in Grants to Improve Traffic Signals

Harrisburg – Senator Tommy Tomlinson (R-Bucks) today announced the awarding of $1.4 million in traffic signal grants to improve safety and traffic flow in Bensalem, Bristol and Northampton townships.

The following projects are receiving funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program:

  • 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.

“Traffic signal technology has to keep up with the growing number of vehicles at busy intersections to ensure safety and ease congestion,” Tomlinson said. “I am happy to announce this state funding to help our municipalities keep traffic moving safely.”

“Green Light-Go” grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding may be used for improvements such as light-emitting diode (LED) technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

 

Contact: Jennifer Smeltz jmsmeltz@pasen.gov (717) 787-5072