Boyertown, West Reading receive state grant funding to improve traffic signal equipment

Governor Josh Shapiro recently announced 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 the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (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.

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“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.

Governor Shapiro has made clear that his Administration is committed to transforming Pennsylvania government to more effectively serve Pennsylvanians by cutting through red tape and working as safely and efficiently as possible. It is that same spirit that was demonstrated in the effort to successfully open Interstate 95 in just 12 days, and now the PennDOT’s team of expert engineers and work crews continue to work efficiently for people across Pennsylvania.

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Approved projects in Berks County include Boyertown Borough, $606,797.84 for updated signal equipment at E. Philadelphia Ave. (Route 73) & Chestnut St. and E. Philadelphia Ave. (Route 73) & Washington St.; and West Reading Borough, $209,975.60 for updated signal equipment along the S. 5th Avenue/Museum Rd. corridor.

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