Kosierowski announces state funding to improve traffic safety

HARRISBURG, Dec. 17 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, today announced $57,653 in state funding has been approved to upgrade and improve the traffic signals in Carbondale.

“This money will ensure not just motorists, but bicyclists and pedestrians are able to safely travel through downtown Carbondale,” Kosierowski said. “I am very pleased to see Governor Wolf and PennDOT release funding for this project.”

The money will be used to upgrade the North Main Street pedestrian crosswalk with solar flashing signage and pedestrian push buttons to notify oncoming traffic of pedestrians in the crosswalk.

The grant was among $13.1 million in funding awarded to improve safety at signalized intersections in 34 municipalities around the state at 41 locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue. The grants are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement Program.

More information is available on the traffic signals page under “Travel in PA” at www.penndot.gov.