Philadelphia, PA - The City of Philadelphia more than $9 million in state financial support awarded to help support traffic signal enhancements under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) “Green Light-Go” program. The award is going to aid signal improvements and improvements along specific corridors for the increased safety and mobility throughout the City.
PennDOT authorized financing for three projects in Philadelphia. These projects include things like:
- Signal modernization along Oregon Avenue from Passyunk Avenue to Front Street
- Signal modernization along North 2nd Street from Callowhill Street to Leigh Avenue
- Installation of wireless communication to interconnect 60 traffic signals and connect back to the City’s Traffic Operations Center
“This funding will enhance signal operations on several thoroughfares across the City, and will improve infrastructure and systems related to our wireless communications,” said Deputy Commissioner Richard Montanez of the Streets Department. “Overall, the funding supports our goals for safer streets and intersections for multimodal users.”
The grant is additionally integral to improving traffic safety in Philadelphia. Each year in Philadelphia, Citizens and visitors are subject to more or less 10,000 traffic crashes on Philadelphia streets, taking the lives of around 100 individuals and seriously wounding 250 more.