Galloway, Davis announce three state grants to improve area traffic flow

HARRISBURG, May 11 – State Reps. John Galloway and Tina Davis today announced three Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grants to improve area traffic signals.

The grants will pay for traffic-signal upgrades in Bristol Township at State Road and Cedar Avenue ($252,184), Radcliffe Street and Randall Avenue ($191,255), and Mill Creek Road and Haines Road ($226,194).

Bristol Township will provide a 20 percent match on each of the projects, which will cost at total of $837,040.

“When we talk about state dollars at work, these are the types of projects we like to see,” said Galloway, D-Bucks. “Well-maintained infrastructure is an economic multiplier and increased safety at intersections cuts down on crashes, keeping families safe and driving down insurance costs.”

“Congratulations to Bristol Township for their grants in this competitive program,” said Davis, D-Bucks. “Their hard work on the behalf of township residents is a great example of the good public service we expect in our community.”

The grant comes 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.

These reimbursement grant awards can be used on existing traffic signals to install light-emitting diode (LED) technology, perform regional operations such as retiming, develop special event plans and monitor traffic signals, as well as upgrade traffic signals to the latest technologies.

The program is a competitive grant program, requiring a 20 percent match for municipalities, counties or planning organizations that request assistance.

Davis and Galloway voted in favor of Act 101 of 2016, which reduced municipalities’ matching requirement in the program from 50 percent to 20 percent.