On Thursday, May 11th, PennDot awarded over $5 million dollars in 15 grants to 13 municipalities in Montgomery County. These grants will support traffic signal upgrades and replacements. Part of PennDot’s “Green-Light-Gro program, these grants help Montgomery County achieve it’s goal of improving transportation quality. This objective was outlined in the MONTCO 2040: A SHARED VISION comprehensive plan.
The Montgomery County Planning Commission assisted the municipalities in the development of their grant applications.
“These grants will help improve safety and reduce congestion at busy intersections across all corners of the county,” said Jody Holton, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Planning Commission. “As stated in the 2040 plan, it is important for the county to work with PennDOT and local municipalities to improve road connectivity, expand Intelligent Transportation Systems, and eliminate road bottlenecks – these Green Light-Go awards will help our county achieve those goals.”
From the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, here is a list grant recipients:
Abington Township — $298,480 Traffic Signal Upgrades along Fitzwatertown Road at North Hills
East Norriton Township — $329,750 Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Germantown Pike Corridor.
East Norriton Township — $108,300 for Installation of Video Detection System along the Germantown Pike Corridor.
Hatboro Borough — $1,330,508 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Montgomery Avenue at Jacksonville Road.
Jenkintown Borough — $89,784 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades and LED Replacement at 8 intersections along the York Road Corridor.
Lower Frederick Township — $1,474 for LED Replacement along the Route 29 Corridor.
Lower Moreland Township — $148,080 for Traffic Signal Equipment and Safety Upgrades along Byberry Road at Pine Road.
Lower Salford Township — $54,200 for Preventative Maintenance at 13 Intersections throughout Lower Salford Township.
Upper Dublin Township — $2,200,000 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the West Moreland Road and Easton Road Corridors.
Upper Merion Township — $107,968 for LED Replacement at 24 Intersections along the Dakalb Pike, Gulph Road, Henderson Road, Valley Forge Road and Swedesford Road Corridors.
Upper Pottsgrove Township — $21,186 for Installation of Emergency Pre-emption Systems along Pottstown Pike at State Street and Moyer Road.
Upper Providence Township — $239,230 for Installation of Adaptive Traffic Signal Equipment and Software along the Egypt Road Corridor.
Whitpain Township — $79,578 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades at the intersection of Skippack Pike and Pennlyn-Blue Bell Pike.
Worcester Township — $141,700 for Traffic Signal Equipment Upgrades along Valley Forge Road at Skippack Pike and Township Line Road.
Worcester Township — $80,240 for Fiber Optic Traffic Signal Interconnection along Germantown Pike at Park Avenue and Trooper Road.