Donatucci announces $4.67 million to modernize Oregon Ave. corridor

PHILADELPHIA, July 12 – State Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced the awarding of a $4.67 million state grant for traffic signal upgrades and other improvements to the Oregon Avenue corridor.

"This is one of the largest grants being awarded in this round throughout the entire state. I'm pleased to work with Governor Tom Wolf and PennDOT to support increased safety and mobility along one of South Philly's busiest roadways," Donatucci said.

The state's "Green Light - Go" program will provide $4.67 million to modernize 23 intersections along the Oregon Avenue corridor with the installation of traffic controllers, communications equipment to connect back to the city’s traffic operations center, pavement markings and disability-access curb ramps.

Green Light - Go funding may be used for a range of improvements including, but not limited to: light-emitting diode (LED) technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.