Nelson announces grants focused on traffic safety 

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D-Montgomery, today announced $763,950 in grant funding has been awarded to Montgomery County to increase traffic safety at key intersections.

“Thousands of Americans die each year as a result of preventable traffic accidents,” Nelson said. “Grants like these are crucial, helping to increase traffic safety, prevent accidents and save lives.”

Grant amounts and the traffic areas affected are:

  • $420,250 for traffic signal equipment upgrades at three intersections – including installation of ADA compliant pedestrian pushbuttons and countdown pedestrian signal heads.
  • $343,700 for traffic signal equipment and pavement marking upgrades at the intersection of Rices Mill Road and Glenside Avenue.

Both grants will be used to improve traffic safety in Cheltenham Township specifically.

The grants were awarded by PennDOT as part of its Automated Red Light Enforcement program, whose purpose is to improve safety at intersections where red light running is an issue.