Daley announces traffic safety grant for troublesome Conshohocken intersections

CONSHOHOCKEN, Dec. 17 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today a $348,000 state grant for Conshohocken to improve traffic safety at a crucial set of intersections.

Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program, this grant targets two intersections along Fayette Street at 4th Avenue and 7th Avenue.

The money will be used to install Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons at both intersections. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, RRFBs “enhance safety by reducing crashes between vehicles and pedestrians at unsignalized intersections and mid-block pedestrian crossings by increasing driver awareness of potential pedestrian conflicts.”

The funding is part of a statewide initiative announced by Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday that addresses areas where data shows red-light running has been an issue.

“My appreciation to Governor Wolf and the PennDOT officials who helped secure this funding for Conshohocken,” said Daley, who’s a member of the group Families for Safe Streets Greater Philadelphia. “Anytime we can improve pedestrian and traffic safety, particularly at dangerous locations like this, that’s great news for our community.”