Ciresi announces $277,410 grant to improve traffic, safety at Perkiomen Township intersection 

ROYERSFORD, Dec. 17 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, announced a $277,410 grant has been approved to help fund the installation of a permanent traffic signal in Perkiomen Township along state Route 29. The grant is funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program.

“I’m pleased to announce this grant, since it comes in the wake of successful discussions between local and state officials to improve safety along Route 29 and it helps offset what would have been a sizable bill for residents in our community,” Ciresi said. “After the placement of a temporary signal along Route 29 for another PennDOT project, I joined local residents in requesting a permanent signal to improve public safety.”  

The grant will help fund a permanent traffic signal at the intersection of state Route 29 with Bridge Street and Graterford Road.

“The Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors would like to take this opportunity to thank Senator Robert Mensch, Representative Joseph Ciresi, SCI Phoenix Superintendent Ferguson and Perkiomen Valley School District for their support in the township’s effort to obtain the ARLE Grant,” Perkiomen Township manager Cecile Daniel said. “This grant will provide the township the means to improve the intersection of Gravel Pike, Bridge Street and Graterford Road and provide safer access for the public through this area.” 

The grant in Perkiomen Township was one of 34 municipalities approved statewide to receive $13.1 million to improve safety at intersections with signals. Grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 31 intersections in Philadelphia. An eight-member committee selected the approved projects based on criteria such as benefits, effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact and cost sharing.