McCarter announces $89,784 state grant to improve area traffic flow

HARRISBURG, May 11 – State Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, today announced an $89,784 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grant to improve area traffic signals.

The money will pay for replacing all of the yellow bulbs in traffic lights, as well as install battery backups in the lights, in Jenkintown Borough. Jenkintown Borough will provide the remaining 20 percent match of the total project cost of $112,230.

“These types of projects are very important to our local communities and ensure our infrastructure is getting the attention, maintenance and upgrades needed,” McCarter said.

The grant comes from PennDOT’s Green Light – Go Program, which provides state funds for the operation and maintenance of traffic signals along critical and designated corridors on state highways.

The Green Light – Go Program was created by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure investment plan passed in 2013.