Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman announced Monday that College Township will receive $42,534 from the state to make the intersection of Park Avenue and Interstate 99-U.S. Route 322 safer for motorists.
“Improvements to this intersection will greatly increase safety while helping to reduce traffic congestion,” Corman, R-Benner Township, said in a statement. “Enhancing traffic flow and safety improves the well-being of our community and encourages economic development throughout the region.”
The northbound left turn at the intersection will be changed to a “dedicated protected left-turn operation,” according to the release.
The project is being funded by the Automated Red Light Enforcement Program, which is supported by fines from red light violations at 30 intersections in Philadelphia.
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College Township is among 35 municipalities in Pennsylvania to receive funding. Throughout the state, 143 applications totaling more than $34 million in requests were submitted, according to the release.