Nanticoke, February 26, 2018 — State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and State Representative Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) announced today that Edwardsville Borough has received an Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for 2018.
Edwardsville Borough will receive $86,107 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 1107 (Main Street) and Zerby Avenue by installing new traffic signal supports, upgrading pedestrian features, and upgrading controller and vehicle detection system equipment. The intersection is an assigned crosswalk for Wyoming Valley West School District, West Side Career and Technical Center, and Good Shepard Academy students and a designated stop for the Luzerne County Transportation Authority.
“The residents of Edwardsville will benefit greatly from these upgrades which will improve public safety while also managing traffic flow in an area that sees high levels of vehicle and pedestrian traffic,” said Senator John Yudichak.
Fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia supply the grant funding for the ARLE program. This program aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows that red-light running has been an issue.
“I am pleased that Edwardsville’s application has been chosen for this important funding,” Representative Kaufer said. “This project will truly improve the accessibility and public safety on Edwardsville’s Main Street. When it comes to ensuring public safety, it’s not acceptable to rely on failing and antiquated traffic controls, and that is what this grant aims to resolve.”