Sen. Brooks and Rep. Longietti Announce Funding for Two Mercer County Roadway Safety Projects
HARRISBURG – (May 11, 2017) Senator Michele Brooks and Representative Mark Longietti announced today that traffic lights in the boroughs of West Middlesex and Greenville will be improved, thanks to grants awarded under the state’s “Green Light-Go” program. These local projects are among 94 approved statewide.
The first grant, in the amount of $42,160, will help install a Digital Wave Detection System at the intersection of State Routes 18 and 318 in West Middlesex Borough.
The second safety improvement, in the amount of $188,200, will assist Greenville Borough in replacing the traffic light at the Main Street and Prairie Way intersection.
“These competitive grants are difficult to receive, and I applaud Greenville and West Middlesex Boroughs for their strong applications,” said Senator Brooks, who advocated on behalf of the boroughs. “Old, malfunctioning or poorly timed traffic lights can make already-congested intersections much worse, and this money will improve traffic flow, help prevent accidents and ultimately save lives.”
“I am pleased that Greenville and West Middlesex Boroughs were awarded competitive grants to fund these important projects. These grants will help reduce congestion, improve efficiency and enhance safety,” Representative Longietti added.
Brooks and Longietti supported legislation that reduced the local match requirements from 50 percent to 20 percent to make it easier for smaller and rural communities to participate in the program. As a result, Greenville and West Middlesex Boroughs will save more than $86,000 in local funds in contributing to these projects.