Bizzarro announces more than $1.4 million in traffic, safety improvements

Erie County receives grants to modernize, upgrade intersections

ERIE, July 13 – Erie County will receive more than $1.4 million to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, announced Wednesday.

“We have seen a need to upgrade infrastructure throughout the state, and these grants will allow Millcreek Township to modernize 15 intersections along the Peach Street corridor – improving traffic while protecting pedestrians,” Bizzarro said. “I’m pleased to see state money having a positive impact in our community and around the county.”

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) “Green Light-Go” program will fund a combined total of $1,495,695 improvements throughout the county, including $268,000 in Millcreek Township.  

The grants announced today include:

  • $982,773 for the city of Erie: Money to be used to modernize three intersections along French Street.
  • $268,000 for Millcreek Township: Money will be used for detection upgrades at 15 intersections along Peach Street corridor.
  • $244,922 for Summit Township: Money will be used for detection and controller assembly upgrades at nine intersections along Peach Street corridor.

Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursements to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. 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.