Haddock lauds $141,200 in traffic safety grants

HARRISBURG, Aug. 11 – State Rep. Jim Haddock welcomes two state grants totaling $141,200 that were awarded today to improve traffic safety in Laflin and the city of Pittston.

“These grants will help people get where they are going safer and more efficiently. I would like to thank PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll and Gov. Josh Shapiro for approving this important funding for our area,” said Haddock, D-Luzerne/Lackawanna.

Luzerne County municipalities receiving grants through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Green Light-Go program are:

  • Laflin Borough – $62,800 for updated signal equipment at Route 315 and Laflin Road (SR 2026).
  • City of Pittston – $78,400 for updated signal equipment at five intersections in the city.

The Luzerne projects are part of 77 grants awarded today.

Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Green Light-Go program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to, light-emitting diode technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.