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Philly Red Light Camera Money Coming to East Whiteland Intersections

PennDOT funds will be used to upgrade traffic signals at a dozen local intersections.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Friday that revenue from red light camera fines in Philadelphia will benefit East Whiteland and 16 other municipalities in the region.

East Whiteland will receive $93,425 for traffic signal controller upgrades and signal generator plug installations at 12 intersections, according to a press release from PennDOT spokesman Eugene Blaum.

Phoenixville and Chadds Ford will also receive money from the Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) program for transit-related projects.

The full PennDOT release is below.

PennDOT today announced that $3.2 in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding will be distributed to 17 municipalities located in its Engineering District 6 area. Statewide, approximately $4.7 million in grants are being distributed to 43 municipalities and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission. 

Under state law, fines from infractions at 21 intersections in Philadelphia supply the grant funding.

The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted more than 268 applications, totaling approximately $25.4 million.

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

According to a PennDOT press release, $93,425 to East Whiteland Township in Chester County for traffic signal controller upgrades and traffic signal generator plug installations at 12 intersections;

The 19 projects awarded in District 6 are:

  • $1.5 million to City of Philadelphia for low-cost safety improvements at various locations;
  • $60,000 to Bensalem Township in Bucks County for traffic signal generator plug installations at 54 intersections; 
  • $390,000 to Doylestown Township in Bucks County for LED traffic signal upgrades at eight intersections and adaptive traffic signal improvements at six intersections;
  • $17,500 to East Rockhill Township in Bucks County for traffic signal improvements at the intersection of Route 313 and Route 563;
  • $21,000 to Warrington Township in Bucks County for rumble strips on two township roads;
  • $93,425 to East Whiteland Township in Chester County for traffic signal controller upgrades and traffic signal generator plug installations at 12 intersections;
  • $184,000 to Franklin Township in Chester County for traffic signal installation  at the intersection of Route 896 and Route 841;
  • $10,000 to London Britain Township in Chester County for installation of a centerline rumble strip on Penn Green Road;
  • $42,500 to Phoenixville Borough in Chester County to retime closed loop traffic signal systems;
  • $45,000 to Chadds Ford Township in Delaware County for Ring Road traffic signal improvements;
  • $55,000 to Concord Township in Delaware County for fiber optic installation to connect traffic signals to the township building;
  • $150,000 to Haverford Township in Delaware County for adaptive traffic signal improvements on Route 3 (West Chester Pike) and Route 1;
  • $35,000 to Franconia Township in Montgomery County for adaptive traffic signal improvements at the intersection of Allentown Road and Lower Road;
  • $216,000 to Lansdale Borough in Montgomery County for traffic signal system modernization;
  • $250,000 to Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County for adaptive traffic signal improvements on St. Asaph’s Road;
  • $72,572 to Upper Dublin Township in Montgomery County for pedestrian crosswalks at the intersection of Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) and Dillon Road; and
  • $85,400 to Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County for installation of an adaptive traffic control system at two intersections on South Gulph Road.

 For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us, search Automated Red Light Enforcement or email ARLE_Grants@pa.gov.

 

Geoeray April 09, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Left signal for eastbound traffic turning from Rt. 30 onto Malin Rd.
Carol Meerschaert, MBA, RD April 09, 2013 at 02:42 PM
How about sensors so you need not sit at a red light when there is no traffic from the road with the green light. How much gas to we waste?
Pete Kennedy (Editor) April 09, 2013 at 03:00 PM
I hear that sentiment often regarding the left turn from SB Route 29 to Matthews Road.
TL April 09, 2013 at 10:55 PM
I'll have to thank my cousin in Philly for this money. He's been whining about those ARLE lights for years.

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