Bradford announces $659,990 in state grants to improve area traffic flows

HARRISBURG, May 11 – State Rep. Matthew Bradford, D-Montgomery, today announced $659,990 in Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grants to improve area traffic signals in two local townships.

The first two grants will provide $329,750 for Germantown Pike adaptive traffic signal control and $108,300 for video detection in East Norriton Township. East Norriton Township will provide the remaining 50 percent match of each of the total project costs of $659,500 and $216,600 respectively.

The other two grants will provide $141,700 for traffic signal upgrades and $80,240 for the Germantown Pike traffic signal interconnect in Worcester Township. Worcester Township will provide the remaining 20 percent match of each of the total project costs of $177,120 and $100,300 respectively.

“I am thrilled that not one, but two Montgomery County municipalities are receiving grants to increase efficiency and reduce congestion,” Bradford said. “I was proud to support the bill making this funding possible and will continue to support programs like this one that improve the quality of life in our communities.”

The grants come from PennDOT’s Green Light – Go Program, which provides state funds for the operation and maintenance of traffic signals along critical and designated corridors on state highways.

The Green Light – Go Program was created by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure investment plan passed in 2013. Bradford voted in favor of the plan.