County gets green light on funding for traffic signal upgrades

HARRISBURG, July 12 – Mercer County residents will benefit from upgrades to area traffic signals thanks to two grants totaling $520,701 provided under the state’s Green Light-Go program, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today.

“Whether they’re commuting to work, walking or cycling, residents must be able to rely on smooth operation of traffic signals,” Longietti said. “These grants are funding improvements that are critical for safety and traffic flow in our area.”

The grants will fund the following projects:

  • Hermitage City – $204,640 to upgrade the intersection of Keel Ridge Road and East State Street, including installation of new signal heads, mast arms, controller assembly, wiring and traffic congestion detection.

  • Sharon City – $316,061 to complete modernization of a traffic signal at South Sharpsville Avenue, East Connelly Boulevard (U.S. Route 62) and Shenango Valley Freeway.

The grants are part of a $31 million funding package to 70 municipalities statewide for signal upgrades. The Green Light-Go program is administered by the state Department of Transportation.