PITTSBURGH, PA – February 27, 2018 – Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa today announced that the Borough of Verona will receive a $200,000 grant from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to install Automated Red-Light Enforcement (ARLE). Verona will use the funds on a new traffic signal at the intersection of Allegheny River Boulevard and Wildwood Avenue.
“Automated enforcement at red lights can drastically improve the safety of an intersection, and state support is so critical to having them installed in our local municipalities” said Senator Costa. “They’ve been proven successful in reducing accidents and improving traffic flow around the state, and I’m glad that my district will get one through this grant.”
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. Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.
Allegheny County will also get several others this year:
- Coraopolis Borough – $165,000 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 51 (4th Avenue) and Mulberry Street by improving signal visibility and pedestrian safety.
- McCandless Township – $135,000 to install new LED pedestrian signal indications, push buttons, and emergency vehicle pre-emption at seven intersections throughout the township.
- Springdale Borough – $192,000 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 1001 (Pittsburgh Street) and Butler Street by improving traffic signal supports, installing LED modules, improving pedestrian facilities, and upgrading controller and detection systems.
- Verona Borough – $200,000 to installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Allegheny River Boulevard and Wildwood Avenue.
The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted more than 143 applications, totaling over $34 million in requests.