Merski: More than $440K awarded for Summit traffic signal upgrades

ERIE, Dec. 13 – State Rep. Bob Merski today announced $441,200 in new grant funding to support traffic signal upgrades in Summit and Millcreek townships.

Merski, D-Erie, said the funding will support signal improvements along Peach Street.

“Motorist and pedestrian safety depends on properly functioning, correctly timed traffic signals,” Merski said. “This new funding, which will support signal system upgrades and connection to PennDOT’s unified command and control software along Peach Street, is going to ensure those improvements are made to keep traffic flowing smoothly and safely.”

The funding was awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Traffic Signal Technologies Grant program. Funding from the program is provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals.

The funding may be used for a range of operational improvements including new traffic signal systems, adaptive signal control technology, automated traffic signal performance measures, and connection to PennDOT’s unified command and control software.