Sanchez announces major grants for traffic safety improvements at two intersections in Abington and Upper Dublin townships

HARRISBURG, May 30 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, announced today that Abington and Upper Dublin townships have both been awarded Automated Red Light Enforcement grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation designed to improve safety in those communities.

Upper Dublin Township will receive $380,000 to improve the traffic signal and geographic layout of the intersection of Susquehanna Road and Fitzwatertown Road, with upgrades for the signal controller and installation of pedestrian countdown signals, new battery backup, mast arms, dilemma zone detection, a traffic adaptive system and a protected left turn lane.

Abington Township will receive $189,520 to modernize the traffic signal at the intersection of Meetinghouse Road and Fox Chase Road, with installation of updated signal equipment, detection, pedestrian push buttons and ADA curb ramps.

“These significant grants will not only improve safety for pedestrians,” Sanchez said, “but we should also see a reduction in traffic congestion. It’s a win-win for our commuters and community.”

While these improvements are funded by our state’s ARLE program that aims to improve safety at signalized intersections where data shows red-light running has been an issue, these two intersections will not be monitored by red-light cameras.

For more on these grants, both locally and statewide, visit this link.