Funding approved for traffic safety in Chester County

Governor Tom Wolf announced that three municipalities in Chester County will receive funding for Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) projects. In total, 21 municipalities will receive $6 million in ARLE funding to fund 27 safety projects statewide.

“Keeping people moving is about more than improving roads and bridges – it also includes ensuring that traffic signals are operating as efficiently as possible,” Governor Wolf said. “These investments help communities bring their signals to today’s standards and better respond to traffic demands today and in the future.”

Under state law, fines from red light violations at 30 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. Municipalities submitted more than 140 applications, totaling approximately $29.8 million.

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Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.

This investment brings the total investments awarded through the ARLE funding program since 2010 to $45.4 million, funding 298 safety projects.

Funding was provided for the following projects:

East Bradford Township

-$78,700 to upgrade pedestrian facilities at the intersection of Hannum Avenue and Bradford Plaza Shopping Center.

Easttown Township

-$553,329 to upgrade and install adaptive traffic signal system along four intersections in the Lancaster Avenue Corridor. These include the intersections with Bridge Avenue/Old Lancaster Road, the Cassatt Avenue pedestrian bridge/Waterloo Avenue, Midland Avenue/Old Lancaster Road, and Waterloo Road.

Penn Township

-$48,862 to replace the LEDs along Old Baltimore Pike and Jennersville Road Corridors.