Miller announces nearly $270,000 in funding for Mt. Lebanon Township to improve traffic safety

HARRISBURG, May 29 – Mt. Lebanon Township will undergo a slew of traffic-related improvements following Wednesday’s disbursement of $268,149 to the township, announced state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny.

The grant funding is from PennDOT’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program, designed to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where traffic data shows red-light running is a concern.

The funding will go toward constructing an auxiliary right-turn lane on the Segar Road approach to Bower Hill Road; constructing an auxiliary right-turn lane on the Bower Hill Road approach to Washington road, and the replacement of strain poles with mast arms at the intersection; and the installation of new LED pedestrian signal heads, emergency vehicle preemption, emergency generator panels, and pedestrian push buttons at various locations.

“This is excellent news for the township,” Miller said. “Traffic and pedestrian safety are crucial, and I’m confident this funding will work wonders in regard to the overall safety of township residents and those traveling the roadways.”

Funding for the program, as required under state law, is supplied by fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia.

More information on the ARLE program can be found here: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Portal Information/Traffic Signal Portal/FUNDARLE.html