O’Brien announces $3.2 million to upgrade 2nd St. corridor

PHILADELPHIA, July 12 – State Rep. Michael O’Brien, D-Philadelphia, today announced a $3.2 million state grant awarded to improve traffic and pedestrian safety along the 2nd Street corridor.


“No matter if you’re traveling in a vehicle or by foot, I fought for this funding to help ensure everyone is protected when they walk out their door,” O’Brien said. “We need to use this kind of modern technology because of its ability to prevent accidents and even save lives.”


According to O’Brien, the state’s “Green Light-Go” program will provide $3.2 million to modernize 20 intersections along the 2nd Street corridor by installing traffic controllers, communications equipment to connect back to the city’s traffic operations center, pavement markings and disability-access curb ramps.


Green Light - Go funding may be used for a range of improvements including, but not limited to: light-emitting diode (LED) technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.