Williamsport, East Buffalo Township to Improve Traffic Safety with Red Light Enforcement Funds

HARRISBURG – Two municipalities in Lycoming and Union counties have been awarded over $300,000 in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding, according to State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23). 

The senator said the projects will include funding for traffic signal upgrades, school zone signal signs & improve pedestrian facilities. 

“These upgrades will improve traffic flow, provide more accurate signal timing and provide greater safety for motorists, pedestrians and our school students,” Yaw said. 

The grant is part of $11.5 million in ARLE funding distributed by PennDOT to 35 municipalities statewide to fund 41 safety projects. 

Under state law, fines from red light violations at 25 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. 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 the 23rd District include:

Lycoming County:

City of Williamsport – $230,676 to upgrade the traffic signal at two intersections – Via Bella Street and Basin Street, and Third Street and Pine Street – by improving pedestrian facilities to further implement Connect Williamsport, a local initiative to improve multimodal connections. 

Union County:

East Buffalo Township – $77,549 to upgrade the traffic signal and school zone signal signs at the intersection of Route 45 (West Market Street/Old Turnpike Road) and Route 2007 (Fairground Road).


Nick Troutman
Communications Director
Office of State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23)
362 Main Capitol Building, Senate Box 203023
Harrisburg, PA  17120
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