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A safety improvement is headed to Heidelberg Township through PennDOT’s Automated Red-Light Enforcement (ARLE) program.

Heidelberg Township was approved for its grant application of $12,823 towards solar radar speed signs at the approaches to the intersection of Route 501 and East and West Reistville Road.

The project was among 36 projects approved by the eight-member application review committee, out of a total 151 applications. Overall, $15 million of $46 million in requests were able to be funded in this round of grants.

Grants are paid by fines from red light violations at 36 violations in Philadelphia.

Also funded nearby –

  • $32,421 to Londonderry Township (Dauphin County) for intersection warning signals at Colebrook Road (SR 341) and Schoolhouse Road (T-494)
  • $113,600 to East Petersburg Borough (Lancaster County) for traffic signal upgrades at SR 72/Enterprise Road and SR 72/Miller Road (including stop bar radar detection, advanced radar detection, pedestrian countdown timers, and reflectorized back plates)
  • $222,400 to Ephrata Borough (Lancaster County) for intersection safety and signal improvements at three intersections in the borough

“This program helps communities across the state make important investments in traffic flow and safety,” said Gov. Tom Wolf in a press release. “These improvements complement the many road, bridge and multimodal projects happening in Pennsylvania.”

Since 2010, $127.79 million in grants have been awarded to 537 projects through ARLE funding.

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