Nanticoke, December 17, 2019 – State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that Hanover Township was awarded $110,925 in grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) grant program.
The funding will be used to upgrade the traffic signals at three intersections along the Sans Souci Parkway (SR 2002). The upgrades will include; pedestrian countdown signals with push buttons, video detection system, emergency preemption system, pavement markings and detectable warning surfaces.
“The funding Hanover Township received today will help to significantly improve public safety around three busy intersections,” said Senator Yudichak. “As the region continues to embrace the recent historic economic development, it’s important to continue to make these vital public safety upgrades for the residents and new workforce within the township.”
“I am pleased to hear that we received this funding today for the much needed upgrades to these three heavily-traveled intersections,” said Sam Guesto, Hanover Township Manager. “There are 15,000-17,000 vehicles that travel the Sans Souci Parkway each day and this funding will certainly help to make these intersections safer for both motorists and pedestrians.”
The primary purpose of ARLE in Pennsylvania is to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where red light running has been an issue. ARLE is a tool to help improve safety at intersections by delivering an automated enforcement activity that would otherwise be done by a police officer, if enough resources were available.
Funding for the program is generated from the net revenue of fines collected through Automated Red Light Enforcement Systems.
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