Nanticoke, February 26, 2018 — State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that Jenkins Township has received an Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for 2018.
Jenkins Township will receive $51,206 to upgrade the traffic signals at two intersections – Route 315 and Walmart Drive, and River Road and Eighth Street. The project includes upgrades to pedestrian signal modules and push buttons which will modernize and improve traffic controls.
“I am pleased that Jenkins Township received this funding which will greatly improve public safety around these two busy intersections. As they continue to develop the area, it is vital that these public safety upgrades are made for residents and visitors of the township,” said State Senator John Yudichak.
“By receiving this grant, we will be able to eliminate the safety hazards which currently exist because of the congestion on these roads. We appreciate the assistance Senator Yudichak and Representative Carroll have provided to us as we continue our work to develop the area,” said Stanley Rovinski, Chairman of the Jenkins Township Board of Supervisors.
Representative Mike Carroll (D-Luzerne) worked with Senator Yudichak to secure funding for this project.