Senator Greenleaf Announces Local Traffic Signal Improvements to Benefit Warminster, Horsham, Lower Moreland and Upper Moreland

Today, State Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf (R, 12) announced that the municipalities of Warminster, Horsham, Lower Moreland, and Upper Moreland will each receive state funding to support traffic signal upgrades to increase safety and mobility.

Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, the grants provide reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals.  Grant funding through the Green Light – Go Program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to: light-emitting diode (LED) technology instillation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

Senator Greenleaf said, “These grants are highly critical for our communities.  As we experience continued growth and increased traffic volume, updated traffic signals are a necessary expense.  They present an enormous challenge for local governments, and so this program is of tremendous benefit.”

Following is a list of Bucks and Montgomery County funding recipients, the amount of state funding, and a brief description of the projects.

Bucks County:

Warminster Township — $226,849 to upgraded detection and traffic signal timing modifications at five signals along Johnsville, Mearns, Jacksonville, and Street Roads.

Montgomery County:

Horsham Township — $597,626 to modernize traffic signals and install fiber optic communications at five intersections along Horsham Road and Dresher Road.

Lower Moreland Township — $395,704 to completely modernize a traffic signal at Huntingdon Pike and Philmont Avenue/Welsh Road including new mast arms, controller assembly, battery back-up, vehicle detection, and accessible pedestrian signals.

Upper Moreland Township — $252,520 to modernize the traffic signal at Byberry Road and Davisville Road, including new mast arms, signal heads, countdown pedestrian signals, controllers, video detection, radar dilemma zone detection, battery back-up, and upgraded pedestrian crossings and ADA ramps.

Contact: Aaron Zappia (215) 657-7700