Comitta announces West Chester grant for traffic signal improvements

HARRISBURG, July 12 – State Rep. Carolyn Comitta announced that West Chester Borough was awarded a $688,000 state grant for traffic signal upgrades.

West Chester’s grant will be for the installation of radio communications and modernization of traffic signal controllers to 23 traffic signals in the borough with a connection to the PennDOT District 6 Regional Traffic Management Center.

“This funding is great news for West Chester and will help improve systems to keep traffic running smoothly and safely in the borough,” said Comitta, D-Chester.

The borough was among 70 municipalities around the state that will receive more than $31 million through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Green Light-Go program. The grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grants can be used for projects such as installing LED technology, traffic signal retiming, upgrading to the latest technology and more.