Bizzarro: Local traffic signals to get an upgrade through state grants

HARRISBURG, May 16 – State Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro, D-Erie, today announced that four Erie County municipalities will receive state grants to help upgrade their traffic signals.

The projects are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, which allows municipalities to request up to half of the funding needed for their traffic signal projects.

“The ‘Green Light-Go’ program provides a wonderful opportunity for our municipalities to partner with the state to make important transportation projects a reality,” Bizzarro said. “We all want to keep our drivers safe, and this grant will go a long way in helping to do so.”

Grant recipients include:

  • Albion Borough: $223,056 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 6 (State Street) and Route 18 (Main Street);
  • City of Erie: $67,361 to retime six traffic signals, install three new controllers, and install GPS time units to maintain updated timings and network coordination along Route 4016 (East 38th Street);
  • McKean Borough: $14,000 to improve a flashing red light at the intersection of Route 99 and West Road; and
  • Wesleyville Borough: $27,708 to install GPS time units, repair existing detection and the systematic retiming at the intersections of U.S. 20 (Buffalo Road) and Bird Drive, U.S. 20 (Buffalo Road) and Eastern Avenue, U.S. 20 (Buffalo Road) and Station Road, U.S. 20 (Buffalo Road) and Water Street and Fremont Street and Station Road.

For the current fiscal year, grants may be used for installing light-emitting diode, or LED, technology; performing operations such as retiming, developing special events plans and monitoring traffic signals; and upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

A total of 109 municipalities statewide are sharing in $12 million of state grants under the program.