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Northampton to use state grant funds to upgrade traffic signals

Oct 22, 2023

Might you know an intersection where traffic congestion and vehicle flow are so poor – and dangerous – drivers forever are irritated and angry? A couple of the foulest are about to undergo a revamping.

Northampton Township has been awarded a $368,300 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grant to improve “efficiency and operations” at two intersections prone to poor traffic conditions and accidents.

The Green Light–Go program will update traffic signal equipment at Newtown-Richboro Road (Route 332) and Holland Road, and at Newtown-Richboro Road and Rock Way/Spring Garden Mill Road.

The state grant to Northampton Township is among a $36 million Green Light-Go package to improve traffic safety statewide.

“My administration has made clear that the Commonwealth’s top priority is serving the people of our Commonwealth and improving the services we provide to make a difference in Pennsylvanians’ lives, and the safety improvements supported by the Green Light-Go program will help keep municipalities relieve congestion and traffic flow and keep Pennsylvanians moving safely and efficiently,” said Gov. Joh Shapiro.

There are a number of improvement possibilities.

Green Light 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 installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

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