Local Communities Receive $327,000 for Safety Projects

Two local communities will receive state grants totaling $327,000 for safety improvement projects, according to Senator Randy Vulakovich.

McCandless Township was awarded $135,000 to install new LED pedestrian signal indications, push buttons, and emergency vehicle pre-emption at seven intersections throughout the township.

Springdale Borough was awarded $192,000 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 1001 (Pittsburgh Street) and Butler Street by improving traffic signal supports, installing LED modules, improving pedestrian facilities, and upgrading controller and detection systems.

The local awards were part of $11.5 million the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation distributed from the ARLE program to 35 municipalities statewide to fund 41 safety projects in the current round of grants. The current round of grants brings the total investments awarded through the ARLE funding program since 2010 to $62.87 million, funding 366 safety projects.


Contact:         Melissa Girty   (412) 487-6600