Abington Township awarded state funds for signal upgrades along Rt. 611

HARRISBURG, Dec. 13 – Abington Township will receive $388,040 for traffic signal system upgrades along Route 611, state Rep. Ben Sanchez announced today.

The upgrades will improve the signals and connect them to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s unified command and control software.

Abington Township was one of 20 municipalities receiving the upgrades, which originate from the Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program.

“These enhancements will help ease and regulate traffic flow for our area, while helping keep local tax investments low,” said Sanchez, D-Montgomery. “I’d like to thank the administration for prioritizing our region for improvements. Any time we can increase the quality of life and save local tax dollars, it’s a win-win.”

The Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program was established by Act 54 of 2022 and is provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Traffic Signal Technology Program may be utilized 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.