Hill-Evans announces $327K to Improve Local Traffic Safety

HARRISBURG, Dec. 17 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a Red Light Enforcement grant has been approved for the city of York. Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program, this grant will provide for better safety and automated enforcement where data shows red-light running has been an issue.

“This grant money will be used to directly enhance the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists in our city,” Hill-Evans said. “These projects improve public safety, enhance mobility and reduce congestion. I am very pleased to see these investments and am looking forward to seeing their completion.”

A total of $327,446 has been allocated to improve pedestrian bicycle safety and mobility along Safe Routes to School crossings in the city of York, including: audible pedestrian signals, signal phasing updates and leading pedestrian intervals, high-visibility pavement markings, pedestrian and bike signage, ADA curb ramps, pedestrian refuge improvements, and other traffic calming measures such as bulb-outs, removal of parking to improve sight distance, narrowing lane width, and pedestrian activated rectangular rapid flash beacon.

For more information, visit the traffic signals page under “Travel In PA” at www.penndot.gov, or email ARLE@pa.gov.