Merski, Harkins: Nearly $4 million secured for Erie traffic signal upgrades

Will update signal equipment at multiple intersections in Erie, Wesleyville

ERIE, Aug. 11 – Safer traffic flow is coming to multiple intersections in the city of Erie and Wesleyville Borough, thanks to more than $3.9 million in new funding, state Reps. Bob Merski and Pat Harkins announced today.

The lawmakers, both D-Erie, said the funding includes:

  • $1,627,369 for updated signal equipment along West 18th St. in the city of Erie.
  • $1,332,319 for updated signal equipment along State Street in the city of Erie.
  • $1,023,280 for updated signal equipment at three intersections along Buffalo Road (Route 20) and Fremont Street and Station Road (Route 430) in Wesleyville Borough.

“Our transportation infrastructure needs to keep pace with the latest safety developments,” Merski said. “Today’s funding is going to help further that goal by making sure our intersections are equipped with the most advanced technology needed to protect motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.”

“Updating the electronic equipment that controls our busy city intersections is critical for safety and also for keeping traffic moving efficiently,” Harkins said. “Securing this new funding means motorists are going to see smoother traffic and everyone is going to stay safer on our streets.”

The funding is part of a statewide grant package awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Green Light-Go program.

Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. These projects will be funded through the appropriation for fiscal year 2023-24. The funding may be used for a range of improvements including, but not limited to, light-emitting diode technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans, monitoring traffic signals and upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

More about the grants is available here: