In Edgewood, two busy intersections to be subject of safety study

Study will look for low-cost improvements to increase safety

HARRISBURG, Dec. 17 – Two busy local intersections in Edgewood will be the subject of a safety study thanks in part to a $62,000 grant, state Rep. Summer Lee, D-Allegheny, announced today.

Funded in part by fines for red light violations, the study will look for low-cost safety improvements at Maple and McKelvey Avenue and Swissvale Avenue and Race Street in Edgewood.

“As we know, we have a number of busy intersections in our community that we need to be looking at for safety improvements, not just for drivers, but pedestrians and others in the community as well,” Lee said. “This grant will help Edgewood begin to address two of those intersections, and I am hopeful that we can look at others in the near future.”

The Edgewood grant was one of 34 announced by PennDOT on Tuesday. Funded through the Automated Red Light Enforcement program, Edgewood was selected for its grant from among 116 applications, totaling almost $33.6 million in requests.