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State Senator Andy Dinniman announced Thursday that three municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $1.1 million in total funding for traffic control system safety upgrades. The grants come through PennDOT’s Green Light-Go Program, which reimburses municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals.

The grants were as follows:

  • $237,336 for Schuylkill Township for interconnection of traffic signals along Pothouse Road and Whitehorse Road.
  • $688,000 for West Chester Borough for installation of radio communications and modernization of traffic signal controllers to 23 traffic signals in the borough with a connection to the PennDOT District 6 Regional Traffic Management Center via trunk fiber connection along US Route 202.
  • $246,320 for Willistown Township to install fiber optic communications between six signals along Lancaster Avenue (U.S. Route 30).

Dinniman, who serves on the Senate Transportation Committee, said: “Ensuring that our traffic lights are operating properly and effectively is not only a matter of safety, it also greatly impacts the congestion and flow of vehicles on our roadways.” Funding for the Chester County projects comes as part of $31 million in total Green Light-Go funding for traffic signal upgrades in 70 municipalities statewide through the program’s fourth round of funding.