Rozzi announces $385,643 in state grants to improve area traffic flow

HARRISBURG, May 11 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, today announced a total of $385,643.32 in Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grants to improve area traffic signals.

The money will pay for the following:

  • a traffic signal modernization project in the Borough of West Reading. West Reading will provide the remaining $33,634 match of the total project cost of $168,170.
  • traffic signal upgrades in St. Lawrence Borough. St. Lawrence Borough will provide the remaining $62,776.83 of the total project cost of $313,884.15

“Countless vehicles travel through this area each day,” Rozzi said. “Improvements and investments to our roads and infrastructure are vital to our local communities, and residents of West Reading and St. Lawrence will benefit from these projects for years to come.”

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.

The Green Light – Go Program was created by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure investment plan passed in 2013.