Conklin announces $25,000 in funding for Huston Township to improve traffic safety
HARRISBURG, May 29 – Huston Township in Centre County will receive $25,000 in funds earmarked to improve traffic safety and enhance traffic flow, state Rep. Scott Conkin, D-Centre, announced today.
The grant funding is from PennDOT’s Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) program, designed to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where traffic data shows red-light running is a concern. The funds for Huston Township will be used to improve safety on Route 3040 to the east of the village of Julian through the installation of a new solar-powered flashing warning sign.
“Keeping drivers and pedestrians safe, while also improving traffic congestion and flow, is a benefit to everyone,” Conklin said. “This is a wise use of state funds and significantly complements the various ongoing road projects in our neighborhoods.”
Funding for the program, as required under state law, is supplied by fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia.
More information on the ARLE program can be found here: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Portal Information/Traffic Signal Portal/FUNDARLE.html