Caltagirone, Rozzi announce $844,640 state grant for N. Front Street signals

READING, July 12 – Reading will receive an $844,640 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Green Light - Go grant to upgrade four traffic signals along North Front Street.

“These upgrades will contribute greatly to the safety and mobility along North Front Street,” said state Rep. Tom Caltagirone, D-Berks. “I’m happy for the opportunity to help bring this funding to Reading.”

“These are necessary improvements to the traffic grid in Reading, and I congratulate the city, which was one of only 70 municipalities to receive funding in this round of grants,” said state Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks. “I look forward to future upgrades and will continue to advocate for them.”

The grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Green Light - Go Program can be used for a range of operational improvements including light-emitting diode (LED) technology instillation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.