Frankel: More than $450,000 awarded for District 23 traffic improvements

Will fund signal replacement at Boulevard of the Allies/Ward Street intersection

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 30 – New funding of $453,657 from the state Department of Transportation will support a project to replace the traffic signal at the intersection of Boulevard of the Allies and Ward Street in Oakland, state Rep. Dan Frankel announced today.

Frankel, D-Allegheny, said the grant – awarded under the Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancements Grant Program – will bring a safer, smoother commute for residents.

“Replacing outdated signal technology with modern, state-of-the-art equipment reduces congestion and improves intersection safety,” Frankel said. “I’m grateful to PennDOT and our area partners who worked with us to secure this funding, which will help keep pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists safer and traffic flowing more smoothly.”

Funding for the ARLE program is generated from the net revenue of fines collected through Automated Red Light Enforcement Systems and Automated Speed Enforcement Systems. Grant applications are accepted annually during the month of June.

The funding is part of a package of $13 million in ARLE grants statewide. More information is available here:,to%20fund%2039%20safety%20projects.