Freeman announces nearly $718K in state funding for Wilson Borough Traffic Safety Project

State Rep. Robert Freeman announced today that $717,691 in funding has been allocated to the borough of Wilson to upgrade traffic signals at 23rd and Butler streets, including push buttons for pedestrians, new traffic signals, pedestrian signs and ADA ramps. 


“This is welcome news for Wilson,” Freeman said. “It’s investments like these that ensure our communities can continue to thrive and highlight the importance of public safety and mobility.” 


According to Freeman, the funding comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program, or ARLE, supplied by fines from red light violations at 31 intersections in Philadelphia. State law directs that projects that improve safety, enhance mobility and reduce congestion be considered for funding.  


An eight-member committee selected the projects to be funded. Selections were 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 $99.79 million, funding 473 transportation enhancement projects since 2010.