Matzie announces $1.3 million in state grants headed to southwestern Pa.
HARRISBURG, May 16 – State Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, announced today that $1,318,940 in state grants will be headed to southwestern Pennsylvania to defray the cost of upgrading traffic signals.
The projects are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s "Green Light-Go" program, which allows municipalities to request up to half of the funding needed for their traffic signal projects.
Matzie, who is chairman of the House Southwest delegation, said a $1,632 grant has been awarded to Ambridge Borough in Beaver County, part of the 16th Legislative District he represents, to replace light-emitting diode, or LED, modules at the intersection of Route 989 and Duss Avenue.
Southwestern grant recipients include:
- Monroeville Borough — $38,602 to replace vehicular and pedestrian indications with LED modules at 25 intersections throughout the municipality. These include seven intersections along Route 22 (William Penn Highway), four intersections along Route 48 (Mosside Boulevard), two intersections along Route 130 (Broadway Boulevard), seven intersections along Route 2048 (William Penn Highway), two intersections along Route 2054 (Northern Pike) and three intersections along Route 2057 (Haymaker Road).
- Monroeville Borough — $114,170 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2054 (Northern Pike) and West Patty Lane.
- North Versailles Township — $17,953 to improve the intersection of Route 30 and Leuhm Avenue by installing an advanced overhead "signal ahead" warning sign.
- Plum Borough – $30,000 to replace traffic signal controllers at four intersections – Route 286 (Golden Mile Highway) and New Texas Road, Route 286 (Golden Mile Highway) and Pine Valley Drive, Route 286 (Golden Mile Highway) and Sandune Drive, and Route 286 (Golden Mile Highway) and Holiday Park Drive.
- Sewickley Borough – $206,969 to upgrade and install an adaptive traffic signal system that adjusts signal timing based on traffic conditions at three intersections along Route 65 (Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) and Chestnut Street, Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) and Broad Street, and Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) and Walnut Street).
- South Fayette Township – $381,391 to upgrade and install an adaptive traffic signal system that adjusts signal timing based on traffic conditions at the eight intersections along Route 50. These include Route 50 and Route 3026, Route 50 and Municipal Drive, Route 50 and Hickory Grade Road, Route 50 and the Interstate 79 southbound ramps, Route 50 and the I-79 northbound ramps, Route 50 and Route 3034, Route 50 and Route 3003, and Route 3003 and Daniell Drive.
- Stowe Township – $97,500 to update the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 3092 (Broadway Street/Seventh Street) and Valley Street continuing the Broadway Streetscape Project.
- Butler Township – $43,880 to improve traffic signals at the intersections of Route 3002 (Whitestown Road) and Route 3007 (Meridian Road), Route 3002 (Whitestown Road) and South Eberhart Road, Route 3002 (Whitestown Road) and South Duffy Road.
- Cranberry Township -- $50,000 to install adaptive traffic signal system software that adjusts signal timing based on traffic conditions at the intersections of Route 19 and Cranberry Square Drive, Route 19 and Short Street, and Route 19 and St Francis Way.
- Ebensburg Borough -- $26,920 to install pedestrian crossing signals to allow the borough to extend new sidewalks at the intersection of Route 1036 (Rowena Drive) and Route 1001 (Manor Drive).
- North Strabane Township -- $70,900 to install Emergency Vehicle Protection (EVP) with ancillary equipment upgrades as necessary at the intersections of Route 19 (Washington Road) and Demar Boulevard, Route 1023 (McClelland Road) and Demar Boulevard, Route 19 (Washington Road) and Route 1025 (Weavertown Road), Route 19 (Washington Road) and Meadowbrook Drive, Route 19 (Washington Road) and Route 1023 (McClelland Road), and Route 1023 (McClelland Road) and Route 1009 (Morganza Road).
- Peters Township -- $121,500 to improve the existing traffic signal at the intersection of Route 1002 (McMurray Road) and Route 1010 (Valleybrook Road); to connect the adjacent intersection at Route 1017 (Thomas Road); and to improve the traffic signals at the intersections of Route 19 and Waterdam Road, Route 19 and Valleybrook Road, and Route 19 and Gallery Road.
- Hempfield Township -- $17,790 to replace LED modules at the intersections of Route 119 and Roseytown Road, Route 130 and Route 30 eastbound ramp, Donahoe Road and Roseytown Road, and East Pittsburgh Street and Triangle Drive; and to install a radar detector system and update the power supply at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road and Route 8006 (Ramp A).
- Penn Township -- $93,733 to install LED conversion kits and to upgrade the intersection of Route 130, Route 993 and Walnut Street.
For the current fiscal year, grants may be used for installing LED technology; performing operations such as retiming, developing special events plans and monitoring traffic signals; and upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies. A total of 109 municipalities statewide are sharing in $12 million of state grants under the program.
A full list of grants awarded today can be found here.