Malagari, Cerrato, Collett bring home nearly $1 million for traffic improvement

MONTGOMERY TWP., Aug. 14 — State Reps. Melissa Cerrato and Steve Malagari and state Sen. Maria Collett today announced that $783,700 is headed to the area to improve traffic signal efficiency, alleviating long wait times at the following two areas:

  • Montgomery Township: $528,260 for updated signal equipment at Bethlehem Pike (Route 309) and English Village Drive/Gwynedd Crossing Drive.
  • Hatfield Township: $255,440 for updated signal equipment at Cowpath Road (Route 463) and Snyder Square.

The grants come from the state Transportation Department’s Green Light program. This program reimburses municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. These projects will be funded through the appropriation for fiscal year 2023-24. 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.

“Traffic along Route 309 has been a problem for years, and this half-a-million-dollar investment will help address the backlogs and traffic jams many of us here have experienced,” Cerrato said. “These grants serve as a shining example of good government at work, funding projects that truly benefit everyone.”

"Our evolving transportation infrastructure must incorporate the latest safety advancements,” Malagari said. “The allocated funding will propel this mission forward, ensuring our intersections embrace cutting-edge technology essential for safeguarding motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists to enhance safety and maintain efficient traffic flow. Securing this funding ensures a future of smoother traffic and increased street safety for all."

“These grant awards will keep both drivers and pedestrians safer at some of the busiest intersections in our area. I thank Gov. Shapiro and PennDOT for their assistance and commend Hatfield and Montgomery townships for putting in the hard work to secure this funding. I look forward to continuing to work with them to make sure they can take advantage of future grant opportunities to keep our region a great place to live, work and play,” Collett said.

These are two of 77 projects throughout the commonwealth to receive funding. For more information and a complete list of awardees, visit: