Sen. Yaw Applauds $270K in Grants to Improve Traffic Safety

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today applauded the awarding of over $270,000 in traffic safety grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) “Green Light-Go” program.

“I was pleased to hear that projects in Susquehanna and Union counties received state funding through the Green Light-Go program,” Sen. Yaw said.  “I applaud both municipalities for developing successful applications, which will directly improve safety and traffic flow in these two counties.” 

Projects approved in the 23rd Senate District include:

  • Choconut Township, Susquehanna County:  $7,193.20 to upgrade vehicle detection at the intersection of SR 267 and Stanley Lake.
  • Kelly Township, Union County:  $263,094 for traffic signal retiming, controller upgrades and communication at seven intersections along U.S. Route 15. 

Statewide, 24 municipalities received over $5 million to support the traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety and mobility across Pennsylvania’s communities through the PennDOT’s “Green Light-Go” program.

“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.

For more state-related news and information visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.

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