Four Local Municipalities Win Traffic Signal Grants

HARRISBURG PA – Four western Montgomery County municipalities – Upper Providence, Lower Salford, and New Hanover townships, and the borough of Schwenksville – were awarded a total of $1.07 million in state Department of Transportation grants for traffic signal upgrades on their local highways, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office announced Wednesday (July 13, 2022).

The money came from Pennsylvania’s “Green Light-Go” program. It’s intended to “help municipalities relieve congestion and traffic flow, as well as keep Pennsylvanians moving safely and efficiently,” Wolf said. In all, more than $37.8 million in grant money was distributed among 70 municipalities, PennDOT reported.

Grant winners were:

  • Upper Providence Township, $399,101 for modernization of the traffic signal at Collegeville Road and Doe Run Boulevard;
  • Lower Salford Township, $382,640 for modernization of the traffic signal at Sumneytown Pike and Harleysville Pike;
  • Schwenksville Borough, $179,831 for modernization of the traffic signal at Main Street, Game Farm Road, and Park Avenue; and
  • New Hanover Township, $110,480 for re-timing and detection upgrades at three intersections.

Also in Montgomery County, Cheltenham Township received two grants; Conhohocken borough, four grants; and East Norriton, Hatfield, Lower Gwynedd, and Whitpain townships, one grant each. In Berks County, one grant was awarded in Exeter Township; and in Chester County, one each in Tredyffrin, Upper Uwclan, and Uwchlan townships.

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