Ciresi announces $37,290 PennDOT grant for Limerick Township

HARRISBURG, Dec. 23 – A champion for infrastructure improvements in the 146th Legislative District, state Rep. Joe Ciresi announced today that Limerick Township was awarded $37,290 in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to install pedestrian signal improvements.

The money will be used to install pedestrian signal improvements comprising of LED Hand-Man Countdown pedestrian signal heads, controller assembly modifications to accommodate the Hand-Man Countdown pedestrian signals, pavement marking adjustments on Tenth Street and revised location of an ADA ramp.

“This state grant money will help make Limerick Township safer for pedestrians and so increase the quality of life for people living in this beautiful part of the 146th,” Ciresi said.  “This is good government at work enabling infrastructure improvements that will protect pedestrians and motorists alike for years to come.”

Pennsylvania’s ARLE program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red-light running has been an issue.

Grant funding is supplied by fines from red light violations at 32 intersections in Philadelphia. State law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility, and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 132 applications, totaling $48.3 million in requests.

Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as safety benefits and effectiveness, cost, and local and regional impact.

This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ARLE funding program to $112.7 million, funding 501 transportation enhancement projects since 2010.