Krueger-Braneky announces $400,000 in state grants for 161st District traffic signal improvements

HARRISBURG, May 16 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, announced today that more than $400,000 in signal improvement funding is coming to Aston Township, Brookhaven Borough and Ridley Township in the 161st Legislative District as part of the state’s “Green Light-Go” program.

“This massive investment, made possible by the transportation funding plan passed several years ago, will serve to benefit commuters and pedestrians in our district by increasing safety measures and helping traffic flow,” Krueger-Braneky said. “The ‘Green Light-Go’ program will help Pennsylvanians across the state and make important transportation projects a reality.”

The projects are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, which allows municipalities to request up to half of the funding needed for their traffic signal projects.

The local grants will go toward several projects, including:

  • Aston Township -- $132,102 to improve pedestrian facilities at seven intersections along Route 452 (Pennell Road) and five intersections along Route 3007 (Concord Road).
  • Brookhaven Borough -- $224,000 to upgrade pedestrian and electrical traffic signal equipment at one intersection along Bridgewater Road and six intersections along Edgmont Avenue.
  • Ridley Township -- $44,730 to improve the existing crosswalk with LED pedestrian crosswalk lighting systems at the intersection of Kedron Avenue and Academy Avenue, MacDade Boulevard and Milmont Avenue, MacDade Boulevard and Edgewood Avenue, MacDade Boulevard and Swarthmore Avenue, MacDade Boulevard and Amosland Road, and MacDade Boulevard and Holmes Road.

For the current fiscal year, grants may be used for installing light-emitting diode, or LED, technology; performing operations such as retiming, developing special events plans and monitoring traffic signals; and upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

A total of 109 municipalities statewide are sharing in $12 million of state grants under the program.