Salisbury: Nearly $300,000 awarded to fund traffic improvements along Braddock Avenue corridor

BRADDOCK, Jan. 30 – Traffic signal improvements are coming to the Braddock Avenue corridor in Edgewood Borough, thanks to new grant funding of $292,000 from the state Department of Transportation, state Rep. Abigail Salisbury announced today.

Salisbury, D-Allegheny, said the improvements – funded through the Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancements Grant Program – should bring a safer commute for residents.

“The new funding will support projects to improve traffic flow along the busy Braddock Avenue corridor,” Salisbury said. “I want to thank PennDOT and the local partners who helped us secure the funding for this work, which will also improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians navigating this busy stretch.”

Salisbury said the improvements will include flashing yellow arrows, new vehicular signal heads with backplates and reflective tape, updates to existing controllers and added battery backup.

Funding for the ARLE program is generated from the net revenue of fines collected through Automated Red Light Enforcement Systems and Automated Speed Enforcement Systems. Grant applications are accepted annually during the month of June.

The funding is part of a package of $13 million in ARLE grants statewide. More information is available here:,to%20fund%2039%20safety%20projects.