Sainato: More than $200,000 awarded to modernize New Castle traffic signal

Will enhance traffic safety at Taylor Street, Butler Avenue intersection

NEW CASTLE, July 7 – A $201,600 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will give the green light to modernizing upgrades at a busy New Castle intersection, state Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, announced today. 

Sainato said the grant – awarded under PennDOT’s Green Light-Go Program – will fund important safety-related upgrades to the traffic signal located at the intersection of Taylor Street, East Washington Street/Route 65 and Butler Avenue. 

“It’s great to know that modernizing improvements are on the way for this intersection,” Sainato said. “The funding is going to allow for much-needed upgrades, including installation of new signal heads and support structures; a new signal controller and cabinet; an updated vehicle detection system; and pedestrian accommodations, including ‘walk’ signal heads, pushbuttons, curb ramps and signage.

“It all spells greater safety and smoother traffic flow for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.”

The grant is part of a package of more than $15.6 million awarded for signal upgrades in 50 municipalities statewide under the Green Light-Go program.

Green Light-Go grants reimburse municipalities for updates to improve traffic signal efficiency and operation. The grants can be used for projects such as installation of LED technology; traffic signal retiming; developing special event plans; monitoring traffic signals; and upgrading signals to the latest technologies.

More information about the funding – the sixth round disbursed through the Green Light-Go program – is available here.