Borowski announces $120K for bridge height warning system on King of Prussia Road

HARRISBURG, Jan. 4 – State Rep. Lisa Borowski, D-Delaware, today announced that the state Department of Transportation will distribute approximately $15 million in Automated Red-Light Enforcement funding to 32 municipalities, including $120,350 to Radnor Township.

“As a Radnor Township commissioner, I helped advocate for and supported installation of this system,” Borowski said. “I’m thrilled that PennDOT has approved this grant request for this system, which will protect major infrastructure. This funding is going to make a huge impact on the region, preventing tragic accidents, freeing up first responders for traffic management and supporting Radnor’s efforts to ensure offenders are cited for their crimes. This is a heavily traveled area of the township. I will always support making the roadways safer and advocate for preventive measure which help protect motorists and pedestrians.”

The $120,350 ARLE grant will be used for a bridge height warning system at the SEPTA underpass on King of Prussia Road. Pennsylvania’s ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue.

Grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 36 intersections in Philadelphia. State law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 151 applications, totaling $46 million in requests.

Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as safety benefits and effectiveness, cost, and local and regional impact. This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to $127.79 million, funding 537 transportation enhancement projects since 2010.

You can find out more about the ARLE program on PennDOT’s website.

For more information, contact Borowski’s office.