Hellertown transportation project awarded state grant

HELLERTOWN, July 12 – State Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, said Hellertown Borough has received $67,982 in state grant funding from PennDOT’s Green Light-Go Program for a transportation project to improve safety and enhance mobility.

Freeman said pedestrian signals will be upgraded at four intersections along Main Street which is State Route 412.

“Hellertown will be able to keep the road safe for pedestrians and drivers and maintain and improve traffic flow in the community thanks to this grant from PennDOT,” Freeman said. “I’m glad PennDOT saw the value of this project and I look forward to seeing the improvements.”

The Department of Transportation’s Green-Light-Go program was established in 2013 as a traffic signal modernization and improvement program for critical corridors designed to improve safety and mobility by reducing congestion and improving efficiency on key state highways.

The program is competitive, requiring an at least 20 percent match for municipalities, counties or planning organizations that request assistance. Projects that qualify for the program include study and removal of unwarranted traffic signals; traffic signal retiming; development of detour, special event and operations plans, LED replacement, asset management, real-time monitoring of the signals, maintenance, innovative technologies, communications, upgrades and other traffic signal improvements.