South Coventry, Perkiomen Win Funds for Signals

POTTSTOWN PA – South Coventry Township has won a $229,961 grant, and Perkiomen Township will receive $277,410, both to install new traffic signals at critical highway intersections under awards presented Tuesday (Dec. 17, 2019) by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program.

In South Coventry, the money will help pay for signal placements at the corner of state Route 23 and Coventryville Road. In Perkiomen, its signals will be erected at state Route 29, Bridge Street, and Graterford Road. Both were among 34 municipalities statewide approved for a total of $13.1 million, thanks to funding supplied by fines from red light violations at 31 intersections in Philadelphia.

An eight-member committee selected the approved projects based on criteria such as benefits, effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost-sharing.

The municipalities thanked local state representatives and senators for their roles in lobbying for and obtaining the funds.

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