Jan. 04, 2023

HANOVER—Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) announced a state grant today that will support the modernization of traffic safety technology within Hanover Borough, improving local traffic flow and public safety.

“I am excited to announce Hanover Borough was selected to receive $487,287 for traffic safety improvements to the intersections of downtown Routes 94, 116, and 194. The grant dollars will be used to modernize the intersections, investing not only in traffic decongestion, but also in public safety,” said Klunk. “Improving safety in our communities should always be a priority, and I am grateful to the ARLE committee for recognizing Hanover has this need.”

Funding for this project was awarded through Pennsylvania’s Automated Red-Light Enforcement (ARLE) program, which aims to improve safety at intersections where traffic signal data shows red-light running has been a frequent issue. The intersections will be updated to include accessible pedestrian signals, three-second advance pedestrian phasing, flashing yellow arrow signals, 12-inch signals, and high visibility crosswalks at both intersections; and a new controller cabinet/assembly and signal mast arm poles at the Center Square intersection to accommodate the flashing yellow arrow signals.

This program is funded through the collection of fines from red light violations at 36 intersections in Philadelphia. State law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility, and reducing congestion are eligible for funding consideration. Municipalities submitted 151 applications, totaling $46 million in requests.

Projects were selected by an eight-member committee based on criteria such as safety benefits and effectiveness, cost, and local and regional impact.

Representative Kate A. Klunk
169th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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