Bizzarro announces nearly $4.2 million for increased safety in Erie County

Fairview Township roads approved for $167K upgrade

ERIE, Aug. 11 – Nearly $4.2 million in upgrades to Erie County traffic signals to improve pedestrian and driver safety have been approved, including $167,140 for Fairview Township, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro announced. The projects will be funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) “Green Light-Go” program.

“It’s important for the state to continue to identify areas of improvement,” Bizzarro said. “These projects will protect lives and address traffic issues, allowing people and vehicles to move through our communities safely and smoothly. I want everyone to make it home safe every day – part of making that happen is improving busy intersections like these.”

The following projects, totaling $4,150,107.84 have been approved in Erie County:                 

  • Fairview Township: $167,140 for updated signal equipment at West Lake Road (Route 5) & Avonia Road (Route 98) and West Ridge Road (Route 20) & Bear Creek Road/Dutch Road/Old Ridge Road (SR 4007);
  • City of Erie: $1,627,368.80 for updated signal equipment along West 18th Street; 
  • City of Erie: $1,332,319.04 for updated signal equipment along State Street, and;
  • Wesleyville Borough: $1,023,280 for updated signal equipment at three intersections along Buffalo Road (Route 20) and Fremont Street & Station Road (Route 430).

Find a full listing of approved projects throughout the state here.

Today’s announcement continues Bizzarro’s efforts to allocate state money to properly fund local infrastructure, schools, nonprofits, first responders and local businesses in his district and throughout Erie County. So far this year, Bizzarro has helped secure more than $12.8 million in state funding for Erie County projects.