Yudichak and Schnee Announce Green Light-Go Funding for the City of Hazleton

NANTICOKE, July 13, 2022 – State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) and State Representative Robert Schnee (R-Luzerne) announced $321,028 in Green Light-Go funding today for the City of Hazleton from Pennsylvania’s Municipal Signal Partnership Program.

The funding will be used for modernization of the traffic signal at 15th Street and Alter Street.

“The state funding announced today for the City of Hazleton is important to improving public safety at a busy and heavily-traveled intersection,” said State Senator Yudichak. “The City of Hazleton and its officials have done a tremendous job of advancing the Greater Hazleton region towards a prosperous economic future, so these vital safety and infrastructure upgrades are much-needed for the residents and new workforce that is developing within the region.”

“I am more than pleased to see funding for this project on 15th Street and Alter Street approved,” said State Representative Schnee. “It is crucial that the people of Luzerne County have reliable and updated traffic signals within their communities that relieve congestion and improve traffic flow.”

The Green Light-Go Program is a competitive state grant program designed to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Established by Act 89 of 2013 and revised by Act 101 of 2016, the program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Maintenance and Operations. The Green Light-Go Program is a reimbursement grant program and applicants are required to provide a minimum 20% match.

“It is really great to get grant funding for this project, which is important for improving safety at this very busy area in the City,” said Jeff Cusat, Hazleton Mayor. “There have always been issues at this intersection with accidents and there is a lot of pedestrian foot traffic there as well. Thank you to everyone involved who helped us acquire this funding, which will make this busy part of the City safer for our residents.”

CONTACT:

Brad Hurley (bhurley@pasen.gov)