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Yaw Announces $106,000 Grant to Upgrade Routes 14/414 Traffic Signal
January 30, 2014
HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced the awarding of a $106,000 state grant to upgrade the traffic signal at Route 14 and Route 414 in Canton Borough, Bradford County.
The senator said the project will include traffic-volume detection and technology that improves traffic flow for emergency responders, as well as evaluation of signal timing to account for bicyclists and pedestrians.
“Improved traffic flow means reduced backups and greater safety for motorists, and more accurate signal timing will extend these benefits to bicyclists and pedestrians,” said Yaw.
The grant is part of $8.8 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding distributed by PennDOT to 24 municipalities statewide to fund 32 safety projects.
Under state law, fines from red light violations at 25 intersections in Philadelphia supply the grant funding. 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.
The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.