Mercer Co. communities receiving funding for traffic signal upgrades

The city of Hermitage, Sharpsville Borough and Worth Township are receiving funding from PennDOT

MERCER, Pa. (WKBN) – Some Mercer County communities are getting funding for traffic signal improvements as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) “Green Light-Go” program.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Monday that 109 municipalities will receive $12 million.

Made possible by Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan, the program establishes partnership agreements between municipalities and PennDOT through which municipalities request up to 50-percent funding for traffic-signal projects.

Grants can be used for installing light-emitting diode (LED) technology, performing regional operations such as re-timing, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

Receiving money locally:

  • City of Hermitage — $22,500 to improve traffic signals at the intersections of E. State Street and North. Buhl Farm Drive and Route 18 and Indian Run Road.
  • Shade Gap Borough — $103,100 to improve traffic signals along State Street from Buhl Boulevard to Irvine Avenue and the intersections of Roemer Street and Mercer Street, New Castle Street and Mercer Street and Roemer Street and Spearman Street.
  • Sharpsville Borough — $1,998 to replace LED modules at the intersection of Walnut Street and Mercer Avenue.
  • Worth Township — $354 to replace LED modules to the warning signal sign on Route 173 North and South of the Route 965 intersection.

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