Kosierowski: Dickson City to receive $335,000 in funding for traffic safety

TAYLOR, May 29 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, today announced a $335,000 grant will be coming to Dickson City to enhance traffic safety. 

The funding, drawn from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light program, will be used to install a traffic signal and pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Bowman Street and Main Street in Dickson City.

“I am happy to see the state making investments into our community’s traffic safety,” Kosierowski said. “When we improve safety and reduce congestion on our roads, we all benefit. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this project has on our community.”

An estimated $15.4 million in funding will be distributed to 50 safety projects in 38 different municipalities statewide. The funds are supplied by fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia. Since 2010, 416 safety projects totaling more than $78.49 million in funding has been awarded. 

Kosierowski noted and thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration for their commitment to invest in community safety across Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania’s ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue.