Warren, Santarsiero announce $271K grant for Newtown

Green-Light Go grant

State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, announced $271,520 in state funds has been approved for Newtown Borough as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) “Green Light-Go” grant program.

Newtown Borough will use the funds for a complete upgrade to the traffic signal at Lincoln and Washington streets. Along with the modernization of the traffic signal, the project will include new pedestrian accommodations.

“During my seven years on Newtown Borough Council, traffic safety and traffic congestion were ongoing topics of conversation and concern,” Warren said. “As state representative, it was a pleasure working with Newtown Borough Council toward securing this Green Light-Go grant. This traffic signal upgrade will enhance safety and reduce congestion on two heavily trafficked thoroughfares through Newtown. Newtown Borough residents, Newtown Township residents, visitors, businesses and passers-through all will benefit from this traffic signal and safety project.”

Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals.

“This upgrade will help relieve congestion and improve the flow of traffic in Newtown Borough, benefitting residents and visitors,” Santarsiero said. “With so many shops and restaurants along State Street in the borough, increasing accessibility both for cars and pedestrians will continue to boost our local economy while keeping our community safe.”

Grant funding through the Green Light-Go program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to, LED technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies. For more information, visit the PennDOT website.