Hot off the presses: As also reported in PlanPhilly, Governor Wolf just announced today that 35 municipalities will receive funds from the Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) fund to improve traffic safety, including 22 in our PA region. The funding will support several projects that will make our roadways safer for cyclists and pedestrians in general, and will support Philadelphia’s Vision Zero initiative in specific. Below is a list of the projects that will get funding.
And many will recall, this funding is due in large part to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia’s advocacy for a 10-year extension to the red light camera law in Harrisburg. In 2016, the Bicycle Coalition led delegations to the state Capital, along with Channabel Morris, to rally support for extending the red light camera law, which was, at the time, set to expire in 2017.
- Bristol Township – $256,603 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2051 (South Oxford Valley Road) and Queen Anne Drive by improving traffic signal supports, installing LED modules, improving pedestrian facilities, and upgrading controller and detection systems.
- Doylestown Township – $171,415 to improve pedestrian facilities at the intersections of Route 1001 (Easton Road) and Turk Road, and Route 3003 (Lower State Road) and Wells Road.
- Dublin Borough – $117,398 to upgrade two traffic signals at the Route 313/Route 4003 (Maple Avenue)/Route 4003 (Elephant Road), and Route 0313 (Main Street) and Dublin Village Plaza Drive by installing LED pedestrian signals and push buttons with confirmation latching LED and tone.
- West Whiteland Township – $257,678 to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) and Commerce Drive by installing new ADA curb ramps, establishing larger channelization islands, and the installation of new signal supports.
- East Brandywine Township – $38,617 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Horseshoe Pike and the Brandywine Village Shopping Center by installing LED modules, improving signs and installing emergency pre-emption.
- Kennett Township – $692,592 to realign and upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Cedarcroft Road and Unionville Road. Also, a traffic study will be completed at the intersection of Unionville Road and the U.S. 1 southbound ramp to identify and implement the most appropriate solution.
- City of Chester – $119,405 to improve safety by upgrading the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 3035 and Township Line Road by installing new traffic signal poles, LED modules, pedestrian signal modules, and signs.
- Concord Township – $116,725 to improve safety at the intersection of Route 1 (Baltimore Pike) and State Farm Drive/ Applied Bank Boulevard by improving the pedestrian crossing, installing a channelization island, upgrade ADA ramps, extend existing sidewalk, placement of push buttons, and relocating guiderail.
- Haverford Township – $75,000 to improve pedestrian safety by installing a mid-block pedestrian warning system near the intersection of Route 2005 (Darby Road) and Fairfield Road.
- Ridley Township – $250,000 to upgrade the intersection of MacDade Boulevard and Bullens Lane by installing a new left turn lane, upgrading traffic signal equipment, and improvements to ADA-compliant curb ramps.
- Springfield Township – $281,800 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Sproul Road and Woodland Avenue/Beatty Road by modernizing traffic signal equipment, installing ADA-compliant ramps, pedestrian signal modules, push buttons, and visibility crosswalks.
- Abington Township – $178,600 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Susquehanna Road and Eagle Hill Road by installing new traffic signal structures, signal and pedestrian indications, and upgrading the vehicle detection system.
- Towamencin Township – $84,200 to improve pedestrian safety throughout the township by upgrading 13 traffic signals by updating pedestrian signals and push buttons. The project also includes installation of emergency pre-emption at one intersection and removal of a traffic signal.
- West Norriton Township – $196,090 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 3006 (Whitehall Road) and Sterigere Street by installing new ADA curb ramps, pedestrian signal modules, battery back-up system, emergency preemption system, update the controller cabinet and upgrading the vehicle detection system.
- West Norrition Township – $417,246 to upgrade the traffic signal and improve geometric layout of the intersection of Route 3006 (Whitehall Road) and Route 3019 (Marshall Street) by installing a new traffic signal and increase the radii on the corners of the intersection.
- Whitpain Township – $132,000 to upgrade the traffic signals at the intersection of Route 3001 (Norristown Road) and Route 3003 (Stenton Avenue)/Narcissa Road by improving pedestrian facilities, adding battery back-up and upgrading vehicle detection systems.
- City of Philadelphia – $1.5 million to realign and upgrade the intersection’s current geometry at the intersection of 20th Street/Penrose Avenue/Moyamensing Avenue and Packer Avenue.
- City of Philadelphia – $1.2 million to establish a citywide program that traffic calming strategies at various locations and solutions are determined based on the most current crash data, intersection/roadway geometry, and degree of pedestrian activity.
- City of Philadelphia – $1 million to establish a citywide program that will implement low cost strategies to support Philadelphia’s Vision Zero initiative, the Neighborhood Slow Zone Program that designs to slow driver speeds and encourages safer driving behaviors.
- City of Philadelphia – $1 million to establish a citywide program to connect various arterial corridor traffic signals back to the City’s Traffic Management Center using fiber optic cable communications.
- City of Philadelphia – $500,000 to establish a citywide program intended to select up to three locations to connect pedestrians and bicyclists between residential neighborhoods, parks, and employment centers.
- City of Philadelphia – $500,000 to improve five traffic signal intersections: Pratt Street and Roosevelt Boulevard, Langdon Street and Roosevelt Boulevard, Rising Sun Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, 5th Street and Roosevelt Boulevard and Broad Street and Roosevelt Boulevard by improving vehicle and pedestrian safety at transit stops.
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