Bloomsburg Receives PennDOT Grant

(HARRISBURG) – The Town of Bloomsburg has been awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David R. Millard (R-109). 

The funds, in the amount of $172,624, are provided through the Green Light – Go Program.  The project includes the retiming of traffic signals at nine intersections, upgrading controllers and connecting the system to the regional Traffic Management Center.

“I am grateful to PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards for awarding these important grant funds to Bloomsburg,” said Senator Gordner.  “Upon completion, anyone that drives through the town will benefit from the project.”

“Upgrading the system and retiming the traffic signals will make a huge difference in managing the flow of traffic through town,” said Representative Millard.

Pennsylvania’s Municipal Signal Partnership Program (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 and is purposed to improve mobility and safety at signalized intersections.  The Green Light-Go Program is a reimbursement grant program and applicants are required to provide a minimum 20% match.   Eligible projects include: LED light installation, traffic signal retiming, special event plan development, traffic signal monitoring and traffic signal technology upgrades.

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