State Grant Awarded to Local Municipality

(HARRISBURG) – Hemlock Township, Columbia County has been awarded a $404,161 grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to install a new traffic signal in place of the current two-way stop configuration at the intersection of Route 42 (Mall Blvd) and Route 4003 (Frosty Valley Road), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David Millard (R-109).

“I want to congratulate Hemlock Township for seeking important funds through this grant program,” said Senator Gordner.  “This money will be very beneficial in improving traffic safety.”

The funds are made available through PennDOT’s Automated Red Light Enforcement program, which draws funds from red light violations from 32 intersections in Philadelphia.  Eligible uses of the funds include the improvement of safety, increasing mobility and reducing congestion in the municipality.  Since 2010, $112.7 million in projects have been awarded statewide.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens  mstephens@pasen.gov