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PennDOT: $500K to improve traffic signals in York County

Jana Benscoter
York Dispatch
Traffic on East Market Street in Springettsbury Township, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Springettsbury and West Manchester townships received more than $500,000 from the Green Light-Go Program to improve traffic signals, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  

The program, which grants "reimbursements to municipalities to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals," is administered by PennDOT, the department reported. 

Gov. Tom Wolf announced the 70 municipalities to receive funding, as well as the funding amounts, on July 12, PennDOT noted. 

"This is the fourth round of funding disbursed to support increased safety and mobility across more Pennsylvania towns," Wolf said. "The Green Light-Go Program addresses mechanisms that if not functioning properly can aggravate congestion and impede traffic flow."

PennDOT stated that grant funding "may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to: light-emitting diode technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies."

The townships will use the grants to pay for these projects:

Springettsbury Township: $251,163 for detection upgrades to traffic signals at Route 24 and Kingston Road and Eastern Boulevard, upgrades to Northern Way and Wolf Drive, and modernization of a traffic signal at Haines Road and Eastern Boulevard.

West Manchester Township: $313,612 for modernization of a traffic signal at Route 462 and Zarfoss Road.