Conshohocken Receives State Grant for Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Today, Governor Wolf's office announced the award of Grant money, below is the press release. In short, Conshohocken received $348,000 to install Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) at two intersections along Fayette St. at 4th Ave. and 7th Ave.
"Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will distribute $13.1 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding to fund 41 safety improvement projects in 34 municipalities statewide.
“This program helps communities across the state make investments in traffic flow and safety,” Governor Wolf said. “These improvements complement the many road, bridge, and multimodal projects happening in Pennsylvania.”
Under state law, grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 31 intersections in Philadelphia. The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 116 applications, totaling almost $33.6 million in requests.
This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to $91.59 million, funding 457 safety projects since 2010.
Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost-sharing.
Conshohocken Borough – $348,000 to install Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) at two intersections along Fayette St. at 4th Ave. and 7th Ave..
Perkiomen Township – $277,410 to install a permanent traffic signal at the intersection of SR 29 with Bridge St. and Graterford Road.
City of Philadelphia – $6.6 million for the following activities: Old City Market St. Multimodal Improvements from 6th to 2nd St. to include rightsizing, protected bike lanes, signal improvements, bus boarding and pedestrian islands and mill and overlay; low cost safety improvements to include pavement marking, green bicycle conflict zones, rumble strips, curb extensions, etc.; redesign of high quality bicycle network streets to include protected bicycle lanes and neighborhood bikeway corridors; a continuation of Philadelphia’s Modern Roundabout program; intersection modifications to slow traffic at intersections, improve sight distance between drivers and pedestrians, and reduce pedestrian vulnerability by reducing pedestrian crossing time; Citywide Fiber Optic Signal Integration; and LED St. lighting to increase pedestrian and traffic safety through improved St. lighting while promoting walkability within commercial and residential corridors.
For more information, visit the traffic signals page under “Travel In PA” at www.penndot.gov, or email ARLE@pa.gov."
Read the entire press release here.