Matzie: $230,000 secured for East Rochester Borough signal equipment upgrade
AMBRIDGE, Aug. 11 – A busy East Rochester Borough intersection will be safer thanks to new funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, state Rep. Rob Matzie announced today.
Matzie, D-Beaver, said the funding will be used to upgrade signal equipment at Ohio River Boulevard (Route 65) and East Rochester Monaca Bridge in East Rochester Borough.
“Intersection collisions account for a high number of traffic deaths and injuries,” Matzie said. “We can’t control some factors, like driver inattention, but we can do everything possible to make sure highly traveled areas are equipped with the latest safety devices. Securing this funding gets motorists, pedestrians and bikes those added protections.”
The funding is part of a statewide grant package awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Green Light-Go program.
Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. The projects will be funded through the appropriation for fiscal year 2023-24. The funding may be used for a range of improvements including, but not limited to, light-emitting diode technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans, monitoring traffic signals and upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.
More about the grants is available here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-shapiro-announces-nearly-36-million-in-green-light-go-grant-funds-to-communities-across-the-commonwealth-to-improve-traffic-safety/