Whitpain, Montgomery townships receive massive ‘Green Light-Go’ grants for traffic signal upgrades

Governor Josh Shapiro announced on Friday, August 11 that 77 municipalities across the Commonwealth will receive over $35.5 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety, and mobility across Pennsylvania’s communities through PennDOT’s “Green Light-Go” program.

“My Administration has made clear that the Commonwealth’s top priority is serving the people of our Commonwealth and improving the services we provide to make a difference in Pennsylvanians’ lives, and the safety improvements supported by the Green Light-Go program will help municipalities relieve congestion and traffic flow and keep Pennsylvanians moving safely and efficiently,” said Governor Shapiro. “Thanks to these grants, drivers and pedestrians are now safer, and Pennsylvanians can get where they need to go quicker and more efficiently. I’m proud that the Department of Transportation, led by Secretary Carroll, will continue to help our communities improve mobility for Pennsylvanians as we continue to deliver real results across the Commonwealth.”

Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to 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, light-emitting diode (LED) technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

The list of approved projects in our area are:

  • Whitpain Township – $128,320 for updated signal equipment at Jolly Rd. & Wentz Rd. 
  • Montgomery Township – $528,260 for updated signal equipment at Bethlehem Pike (Route 309) and English Village Dr./Gwynedd Crossing Dr.

For more information about Green Light-Go, visit PennDOT’s website.