Sainato: Grant of nearly $264,000 gives green light to Neshannock Township traffic signal

NEW CASTLE, Dec. 17 – A $263,672 grant will fund the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Wilmington Road/State Route 18 and Oakwood Way in Neshannock Township, state Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, announced today. 

The grant was awarded by the state Department of Transportation under the department’s Automated Red Light Enforcement Program.

“This funding will bring a much-needed improvement to this very busy intersection,” Sainato said. “By reducing the risk of a collision, the new signal will ensure a safer, smoother commute for motorists and greater protection for pedestrians and cyclists.

“The new signal will also include automated enforcement technology to help police clamp down on red-light running. The presence of this technology will help save lives by reminding motorists to heed the signal.”

The grant is part of a package of $13.1 million in funding to improve safety at signalized intersections in 34 municipalities throughout the state. The funding will provide automated enforcement technology at 41 locations where data show red light violations or related safety concerns.

The ARLE program is funded from fines collected for red-light violations at 31 intersections in Philadelphia. More information about the program is available here.