Burns announces $26,920 traffic signal grant to Ebensburg

Project to upgrade intersection of Rowena and Manor drives

EBENSBURG, May 26 – Ebensburg Borough will receive $26,920 to install pedestrian crossing signals to allow the borough to extend new sidewalks at the intersection of Route 1036 (Rowena Drive) and Route 1001 (Manor Drive), according to state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria.

Burns said the state funding is allocated through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, which allows municipalities to request up to half of the funding needed for their traffic signal projects.

“It’s great to see these state funds coming to Ebensburg, to make this important intersection safer for pedestrians,” Burns said. “These type of investments improve the quality of life for residents of the 72nd Legislative District.”

For the current fiscal year, grants may be used for installing light-emitting diode, or LED, technology; performing operations such as retiming, developing special events plans and monitoring traffic signals; and upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

A total of 109 municipalities statewide are sharing in $12 million of state grants under the program.