West Norriton Township receives $613,336 from state Red Light Program
HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation awarded two Automated Red Light Enforcement grants to West Norriton Township.
The township will receive $196,090 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Whitehall Road and Sterigere Street by installing new ADA curb ramps, pedestrian signal modules, a battery back-up system, an emergency preemption system, and by updating the controller cabinet and vehicle detection system.
It will receive another $417,246 to upgrade the traffic signal and improve layout of the intersection at Whitehall Road and Marshall Street by installing a new traffic signal and altering the angle of the intersection.
"Infrastructure investment is key to growing our economy as well as providing safe travel for residents," Briggs said. "The administration has recognized that this stretch of Whitehall Road is worthy of significant investment. This is why I have continuously supported these funding initiatives, as it reflects highly on the people who make our communities great places to work and live."
Under state law, fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia supply the grant funding. 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.
The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted more than 143 applications, totaling over $34 million in requests.