Over $866,000 awarded to improve traffic signals in Versailles and White Oak boroughs

HARRISBURG, July 12 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, announced funding from the state’s Green Light-Go Program has awarded $265,191 to Versailles Borough and $601,808 to White Oak Borough.

The combined amount of $866,999 awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, will support traffic upgrades and increase safety and mobility to these municipalities.  

Davis said the grants in his district will be used for the following:

  • Versailles Borough: Modernization of two intersections including replacing outdated signal controllers, vehicular and pedestrian signal heads, pushbuttons, and installation of new emergency vehicle preemption and radar detection.

  • White Oak Borough: Will help six intersections including replacing outdated signal controllers, vehicular and pedestrian signal heads, pushbuttons and the installation of new emergency vehicle preemption and radar detection.

“Technology improvements made to our traffic lights has a direct correlation in helping with the flow of traffic and safety of pedestrians,” Davis said. “I welcome these upgrades at our intersections in Versailles and White Oak boroughs, because it could reduce accidents and injuries within our neighborhoods.”

The Green Light-Go Program was established under Act 89 of 2013. The grants may be used for traffic studies, removal of unneeded traffic signals, replacement of signals with LED lights and retiming signals to improve traffic flow and safety.

Seventy grants worth a total $31 million were awarded statewide.