HARRISBURG- State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced that projects in the City of Williamsport, Lycoming County and East Buffalo Township, Union County have received grant funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program.
The two local projects were among 70 municipalities that will receive $31 million this year to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety and mobility across Pennsylvania’s communities.
“I applaud PennDOT for recognizing the importance of these two traffic and safety projects in Williamsport and East Buffalo Township,” Sen. Yaw said. “These funds will certainly help improve safety and traffic flow for motorists and pedestrians traveling on these roadways.”
The City of Williamsport received $643,542 for complete modernization of two traffic signals along East Third Street including crosswalk improvements.
East Buffalo Township also received $372,179 to modernize and improve safety improvements at two intersections along U.S. Route 15, including strain pole replacement, uninterruptible power supply, LED replacement, and upgraded vehicle detection.
The Green Light – Go: Pennsylvania’s Municipal Signal Partnership Program is a competitive state grant program designed to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals located in the Commonwealth.
Established by Act 89 of 2013 and revised by Act 101 of 2016, the program is purposed to improve mobility and safety at signalized intersections. The Green Light-Go Program is a reimbursement grant program and applicants are required to provide a minimum 20 percent match.
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff