Vehicle Accident

Sugarcreek Police was dispatched to the 2000 block of Rocky Grove Ave at 11:13 am on Monday September 17, 2018.

Vehicle driven by Joseph Scavella, 61 of Erie PA, was traveling south on Rocky Grove Ave, south of Keely Road when he became distracted and took his eyes off of the roadway.

The vehicle he was operating was a 2012 Freightliner refrigerator truck. The vehicle left the south bound lane and entered a roadside ditch where it continued south where it struck a driveway culvert, causing the rear axil to become mostly dislodged from the vehicle. The refrigerator box portion also became mostly dislodged from the frame during impact.

No injuries were reported.

Community Ambulance and Rocky Grove & Reno Vol Fire Depts assisted at the scene.

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Wolf Administration Urges Responsibility, Designated Driving Ahead of the Labor Day Holiday

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and Penn State Health Life Lion, held a media event to urge responsibility, designated driving ahead of the Labor Day Holiday.

“As friends and families come together to enjoy the last big holiday of the summer, we ask everyone to celebrate responsibly and plan ahead to get home safely,” said Major James B. Basinger, director of the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Patrol. “Troopers have a        zero-tolerance approach toward impaired driving, which is a serious, but completely preventable crime.”

During the 2017 Labor Day holiday enforcement period, troopers made 552 DUI arrests and investigated 90 crashes in which alcohol was a factor. According to PennDOT data, there were more than 3,100 total crashes statewide over the long holiday weekend; 314 of those were alcohol-related that resulted in 11 fatalities.

“Drunk and drugged driving risks the lives of not only drivers and their passengers, but also other motorists, pedestrians, and first responders,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “With the technology and resources available today, there is never an excuse to get behind the wheel while impaired.”

As part of the national impaired driving enforcement mobilization, which runs from August 15 through September 3, Pennsylvania’s DUI task forces, the Pennsylvania State Police, and local law enforcement statewide will also conduct checkpoints and roving patrols as part of the outreach effort.

Penalties for a DUI conviction in Pennsylvania are based on factors including an individual’s criminal history, blood alcohol content (BAC) level, and whether or not there were injuries or property damage occurred. Potential consequences include thousands of dollars in fines, a license suspension, and prison time.

“The smartest, safest thing you can do is get a designated driver or use a ride sharing service,” said Dr. Jeffrey Lubin, division chief, pre-Hospital and transport medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. “You’d much rather be in one of those vehicles than one of ours.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed the SaferRide smartphone app as a tool to decrease impaired driving. The app can be used to quickly pinpoint the user’s location and call a taxi or trusted friend for a safe ride home. SaferRide is free and available for Android and Apple devices.

For more information on PennDOT’s impaired driving efforts and the Pennsylvania State Police, visit PennDOT.gov/safety and www.psp.pa.gov.

Visit https://hmc.pennstatehealth.org/emergency-medicine/patient-care-and-treatment for additional information on Penn State Health Life Lion.

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PennDOT Provides REAL ID Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers provided an update today on Pennsylvania’s progress toward compliance with the federal REAL ID Act, and how customers can apply for REAL ID pre-verification in PennDOT driver license centers in the coming weeks.

Because PennDOT may already have electronic documents on file for approximately 35 percent of its total customers, individuals who received their first PA driver’s license or ID card after September 2003, these customers have had the option to apply for REAL ID pre-verification online since March.

Most of PennDOT’s customers, however, received their initial product BEFORE September 2003, so PennDOT does not have their required REAL ID documents on file. Customers in this group who want a REAL ID will need to bring the required documents to a Driver’s License Center so they can be verified in person.

Beginning September 1, these customers may bring the required documents to any PennDOT driver license center. Federal regulations require that to be issued a REAL ID-compliant product, PennDOT must verify the following documents:

  • Proof of Identity (Original or certified copy of a birth certificate with a raised seal or valid U.S. Passport)
  • Proof of Social Security Number (Unlaminated social security card)
  • Proof of all Legal Name Changes (Marriage certificate or court order issued by your county’s family court)
  • Two Proofs of Current, Physical PA Address (Current, unexpired PA license or ID and a no more than 90-day-old bank statement or utility bill with the same name and address)

PennDOT staff will image the documents to the customer’s record, and when REAL IDs are available in March 2019, the customer can opt into the REAL ID program online, and their REAL ID product will be sent through the mail, eliminating any need for this customer to visit a Driver License Center.

To obtain a REAL ID, customers will pay a one-time fee of $30, plus a renewal fee (current renewal fee is $30.50 for a four-year non-commercial driver’s license or a photo ID). The expiration date of their initial REAL ID product will include any time remaining on their existing non-REAL ID product, plus an additional four years, unless the customer is over 65 and has a two-year license. This expiration date structure means that the customer won’t “lose” time that they’ve already paid for. After the initial REAL ID product expires, the customer will pay no additional fee, beyond regular renewal fees, to renew a REAL ID product.

When REAL IDs are available, customers will have three options for obtaining a REAL ID product: pre-verified customers may order their REAL ID online; they can visit a PennDOT Driver’s License Center, have their documents verified and imaged, pay the one-time fee, and their REAL ID product will be mailed to them within 7-10 days; or they can visit one of up to 13 REAL ID Centers and receive their REAL ID product over-the-counter at the time of service.

PennDOT is in the process of retrofitting six of its existing driver’s license centers to allow for over-the-counter issuance of REAL ID (Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre, Rockview in Centre County, Erie, Altoona and South 70th Street in Philadelphia) and adding five new locations in the following regions: Pittsburgh, King of Prussia, Allentown, Harrisburg, and Lancaster.

REAL ID is optional for Pennsylvania residents. A federally-accepted form of identification (whether it’s the forthcoming Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a U.S. Passport/Passport Card, a military ID, etc.) must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building on and after October 1, 2020.There is no requirement that any resident obtain a REAL ID and PennDOT will continue to offer standard-issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs.

More information about REAL ID in Pennsylvania, including frequently asked questions and information on documents required for REAL ID, can be found at www.penndot.gov/REALID.

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New School Year Brings Students, School Buses Back to Roads

As the new school year gets underway (August 28th for Valley Grove School District), motorists need to be vigilant to avoid potentially tragic crashes and strong penalties as school buses return to the roads and transport children.

“Our lives are filled with distractions, but we simply must put them aside and focus on the road ahead when we get behind the wheel,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Even a momentary distraction — especially around school buses and in school zones — can lead to tragedy.”

Motorists approaching a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended are required to stop in all directions at least 10 feet from the bus. The only exception to the law is when a school bus is stopped on the opposite side of a highway clearly separated by a divider, such as concrete barriers or grass medians. Even in this situation, motorists should remain watchful of students trying to cross the road to catch the bus.

If convicted of violating Pennsylvania’s school bus stopping law, drivers face a $250 fine, five points on their driving record and a 60-day license suspension.

Students are also exposed to traffic while waiting for buses or walking to the bus stop or school. Motorists are reminded to be cautious and alert when approaching a school bus stop and to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

In addition to watching for school buses, motorists should be alert in school zones, which become hubs of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Motorists are required to slow down to the posted speed limit of 15 mph in school zones. If convicted, violators face a fine and three points on their driving record.

For more information on Pennsylvania’s school bus stopping law, school bus safety tips and programs, visit www.penndot.gov/safety.

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Route 8 Bridge in Barkeyville, Venango County to be Closed Sunday for 7 days

The bridge that carries Route 8 over a tributary of Wolf Creek in Barkeyville Borough, Venango County will be closed for seven days starting August 5, 2018.

The closure is necessary in order to replace the bridge with a box culvert. The bridge is located near the entrance to Ward Trucking, between the intersection of Route 8 and Gibb Road and the intersection of Route 8 and Gilmore Road (SR 3004).

In connection with the project, Route 8 will be closed at the bridge from August 5 to August 11, 2018. A detour will be posted using Route 8, Interstate 80, and Route 308.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie.

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Route 322 (13th Street) Closed in City of Franklin, Venango County

Route 322 (13th Street) is closed in the City of Franklin, Venango County, for roadway repairs.

The road is closed from the intersection with Howard Street to the intersection with Atlantic Avenue (Route 4004).

A truck detour is posted using Route 322, Route 417, and Route 8.

A car detour is posted using Route 322, Route 8, Front Street (Route 4002), and Route 417.

The road is expected to be open in 10 days, weather permitting.

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Route 8 Bridge Replacement Project to Begin in Barkeyville Borough, Venango County

A project to replace the 79-year old bridge that carries Route 8 over a tributary of Wolf Creek in Barkeville Borough, Venango County will start next month.

Work will include replacing the 19-foot-long reinforced concrete slab bridge with a box culvert. The project is expected to begin August 5, 2018, weather permitting, and is scheduled to be completed by September 21, 2018.

The bridge is located near the entrance to Ward Trucking, between the intersection of Route 8 and Gibb Road and the intersection of Route 8 and Gilmore Road (SR 3004).

Work will include the removal of the current bridge, construction of a new box culvert, as well as new roadway approaches, updated guiderails, and pavement markings.

In connection with the project, a portion of Route 8 will be closed from August 5 to August 11, 2018. A detour will be posted using Route 8, Interstate 80, and Route 308.

The existing bridge was built in 1939, and is classified as poor condition (previously described as structurally deficient). It is used by about 6,900 vehicles a day, on average.

The contractor is MEKIS Construction Corporation of Fenelton, PA. The contract cost is $940,231.14, which is to be paid entirely with federal funds.

This project was accelerated by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

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Vehicle Into House

Sugarcreek Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the 1200 block of Rocky Grove Ave. on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 3:40 pm for a reported vehicle into a residence with the natural gas line sheared off and actively leaking.

Investigation shows that vehicle driven by Zachary Vath, 29 of Oil City, was traveling north on Rocky Grove Ave in a GMC Envoy. Vath for unknown reasons failed to negotiate a right curve and traveled across the south bound land and left the roadway.

The vehicle continued through a yard and grazed a utility pole on the driver side of the vehicle. As the vehicle continued through the yard it traveled over a slightly raised driveway causing the vehicle to go airborne ultimately striking the residence and going through an exterior wall.

An 11 year old male was not feeling well and sleeping on a couch in the living room area  against the west wall.

As the vehicle entered the residence the end of the couch was struck and pushed by the vehicle into the north wall and flipped. The 11 year old was under the couch after impact.

Vath observed the child who was conscious and moving and due to the gas leak and unknown situation with his vehicle grabbed the child and exited the residence.

The child was transported from the scene by Community Ambulance to Rocky Grove Vol Fire Dept where he was air lifted to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh with unknown injuries.

Vath was transported from the scene by Community Ambulance to Grove City Medical Center for unknown injuries and later released.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in the accident, nor is speed. A witness following Vath stated there was no improper driving observed prior to the accident and they were traveling at 40 mph when the vehicle left the roadway. The driver reported to have either fallen asleep momentarily or blacked out just prior to leaving the roadway.

Assisting at the scene was Rocky Grove Vol Fire Dept, Reno Vol Fire Dept, Venango County Sheriffs Dept, Community Ambulance, National Fuel, Lowry Auto Body as well as other members from other fire departments that stopped to assist.

Charges are pending final investigation report.

Officer spoke with mother of the boy this morning (7/20/18) at 9:40 a.m. and with her permission officer can update on his condition. They are still in Children’s Hospital and he is expected to be released today. Mother states that his injuries included multiple stitches, a concussion, a lot of bruising, small burn areas and is super stiff and still in some pain.

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Juvenile on Meth

Sugarcreek Police responded to an incident that was reported as a male, no clothing other than shredded pants, covered in scratches who was screaming for someone and walking in and out of the wooded area.

The incident occured on Tuesday July 17, 2018 on Allegheny Blvd in the area of Transit Street in Reno at 12:45 pm.

Male attempted to flee on foot upon the officers arrival. He was taken into custody after an assist with an awesome Reno resident.

The juvenile gave officers a false name and was obviously under the influence of methamphetamine. It was later learned, after the juveniles name was obtained, that he had cut a monitoring bracelet off of his ankle and was wanted by Clarion County Juvenile Probation.

The juvenile was transported to Sugarcreek Police station where he was turned over to Clarion Juvenile Probation Officer.

The following new charges have been filed in the Venango County Court from this incident…

Resisting arrest – M2
Flight to Avoid Apprehension – M2
Indecent Exposure – M2
False ID to Law Enforcement – M3
Disorderly Conduct – M3
Public Intoxication – Summary

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Governor Wolf Announces Traffic Signal Improvements to Benefit 70 Municipalities Statewide

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 70 municipalities will receive more than $31 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety and mobility across Pennsylvania’s communities.
“This is the fourth round of funding disbursed to support increased safety and mobility across more Pennsylvania towns,” Governor Wolf said. “The Green Light-Go program addresses mechanisms that if not functioning properly can aggravate congestion and impede traffic flow.”

Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Green Light – Go Program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to: light-emitting diode (LED) technology instillation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

Following is the funding recipient for Venango County, the amount of state funding, and a brief description of the project.

Venango County:

  • Sandy Creek Township — $155,472 for the modernization of a traffic signal at Pittsburgh Road (State Route 8) and Pone Lane (SR 3021), including new poles, controller, and a southbound left-turn phase.

Following is the funding recipients for the rest of the state.

Allegheny County:

  • Allegheny County — $3,560,565 for improvements to pedestrian facilities at 35 traffic signals in the City of Pittsburgh’s Central Business District.
  • Bellevue Borough — $32,000 to install new LED traffic signal heads, new countdown pedestrian signals, and new audible push buttons at the traffic signal at North & South Freemont and Lincoln Avenue.
  • Carnegie Borough — $22,640 to update traffic signal timings at the intersection of Main Street and Jefferson Street.
  • Crafton Borough — $704,051 to modernize four traffic signals along Noble Avenue and Crennell Avenue.
  • Edgewood Borough — $139,478 to modernize the traffic signal at Maple Ave. and Edgewood/Swissvale to include LED signal heads with mast arm installation, loop detection, countdown pedestrian signals and ADA-compliant curb ramps.
  • Jefferson Hills Borough — $87,684 to modernize a traffic signal at River Road & Walton Road/Glass House Road including new strain poles, signal heads and signal controller.
  • Marshall Township — $562,191 to install an adaptive traffic signal system at six intersections along State Route 910 near I-79.
  • Monroeville Borough — $226,709 for modernization of a traffic signal at Monroeville Boulevard at Wyngate Drive.
  • Mount Lebanon Township — $220,000 for replacement of the traffic signal at the intersection of Bower Hill Road and North Wren Drive/Firwood Drive to accommodate realignment to a four-way intersection.
  • Penn Hills Township — $45,372 for LED Replacement at four intersections along Frankstown Road and Verona Road.
  • Scott Township — $304,800 to upgrade seven traffic signals along Bower Hill Road and Greentree Road including complete replacement of a signal at Bower Hill Road & Vanadium Road, retiming and coordination, a southbound left-turn advance phase for Bower Hill Road at Painters Run, and detection upgrades.
  • Versailles Borough — $265,191 for modernization of two intersections including replacing outdated signal controllers, vehicular and pedestrian signal heads, pushbuttons, and installation of new emergency vehicle preemption and radar detection.
  • White Oak Borough — $601,808 for modernization of six intersections including replacing outdated signal controllers, vehicular and pedestrian signal heads, pushbuttons, and installation of new emergency vehicle preemption and radar detection.

Berks County:

  • Brecknock Township — $1,652 for LED replacement at the traffic signal at State Routes 568 and 625.
  • Exeter Township — $89,600 for upgraded video detection at Perkiomen Avenue (U.S. Route 422)/Gibraltar Road and Demoss Road/Gibraltar Road.
  • Reading — $844,640 for modernization of four traffic signals along North Front Street.

Blair County:

  • Altoona — $360,022 for modernization of two traffic signals at 12th Avenue/13th Street and 13th Avenue/16th Street, including foundation and mast arm replacement, upgrading controller equipment, dedicated pedestrian facilities, installing radio communications and connection to a closed loop traffic signal system.

Bucks County:

  • Bensalem Township — $740,000 to install an adaptive traffic signal system at 12 intersections along Bristol Pike.
  • Bristol Township — $497,621 to modernize two traffic signals at New Falls Road/Woodbourne/Edgely/Emilie and Edgely Road/Mill Creek Road.
  • Northampton Township — $208,850 to modernize three traffic signals along Jacksonville Road and Almshouse Road including installation of video detection, radar dilemma zone detection, ADA-compliant push buttons, and battery back-up.
  • Warminster Township — $226,849 to upgraded detection and traffic signal timing modifications at five signals along Johnsville, Mearns, Jacksonville, and Street Roads.

Butler County:

  • Butler Township — $415,686 to modernize equipment at 17 traffic signals including signal controllers, vehicular and pedestrian signal heads, and push buttons. Emergency preemption and radar detection will also be added.

Cambria County:

  • Stonycreek Township — $187,500 for modernization of a traffic signal at Bedford Street and Penrod Street including complete replacement of the traffic signal including new emergency vehicle preemption and pedestrian signals.

Centre County:

  • Ferguson Township — $80,000 for modernizing loop detectors with dilemma zone radar detection at three intersections along Blue Course Drive and College Avenue.

Chester County:

  • Schuylkill Township — $237,336 for interconnection of traffic signals along Pothouse Road and Whitehorse Road.
  • West Chester Borough — $688,000 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.
  • Willistown Township — $246,320 to install fiber optic communications between six signals along Lancaster Avenue (U.S. Route 30).

Clearfield County:

  • Bradford Township — $48,000 to modernize the traffic signal at Shawville Highway and Doe Hill Road including radar detection, uninterruptible power supply, relocating the controller assembly, and signal retiming.
  • Sandy Township — $76,000 to modernize to radar vehicle detection at four traffic signals along Bee Line Highway (State Route 255).

Columbia County:

  • South Centre Township — $27,600 for retiming of the traffic signal at U.S. Route 11 and Market Street and modernization of video detection, uninterruptible power supply, and a new controller assembly.

Cumberland County:

  • Carlisle — $139,385 for modernization of a traffic signal at High Street and Orange Street including upgrading poles to mast arms, and upgrading to infrared detection.
  • Mechanicsburg — $78,581 to modernize 10 traffic signals in the downtown including signal retiming implementation, LED replacement, and traffic signal controller upgrades.
  • Silver Spring Township — $82,939 for LED replacement at 24 intersections within the township.

Dauphin County:

  • Halifax Township — $9,421 for LED replacement at the intersection of State Routes 147 & 225.
  • Swatara Township — $195,880 for modernization of the traffic signal at Paxton Street & 28th Street including replacement of a failing traffic signal pole.

Delaware County:

  • Concord Township — $243,728 for LED replacement at 16 traffic signals within the township.
  • Media Borough — $129,680 for video detection upgrades at 13 intersections.

Erie County:

  • Albion Borough — $223,055 to replace the traffic signal at State Street (U.S. Route 6N) and Main Street (State Route 18).
  • Eric County — $255,688 for complete modernization of the traffic signal at East 10th Street and Holland Avenue in the City of Erie.
  • Union City — $120,000 for corridor improvements to three traffic signals along Main Street (U.S. Route 6) including countdown pedestrian signals and LED replacement.

Lackawanna County:

  • City of Carbondale — $136,365 to modernize countdown pedestrian signals with ADA-compliant push buttons at 12 traffic signals along Main Street and Church Street along with the installation of video detection.

Lancaster County:

  • East Lampeter Township — $9,200 for installation of a northbound left-turn signal phase at Strasburg Pike and Millport Road.

Luzerne County:

  • Hazleton — $180,030 for complete modernization of the traffic signal at Church Street (State Route 309) and 5th Street.
  • West Pittston Borough — $460,647 for complete modernization of two traffic signals at Wyoming Avenue (U.S. Route 11)/Luzerne Avenue and U.S. Route 11/Montgomery Avenue.

Lycoming County:

  • Williamsport — $643,542 for complete modernization of two traffic signals along East Third Street including crosswalk improvements.

Mercer County:

  • Hermitage City — $204,640 to upgrade the intersection of Keel Ridge Road & East State Street including new signal heads, mast arms, controller assembly, wiring, and radar detection.
  • Sharon City — $316,061 to complete modernization of a traffic signal at South Sharpsvile Avenue, East Connelly Boulevard (U.S. Route 62), and Shenango Valley Freeway.

Monroe County:

  • Pocono Township — $359,658 to install an adaptive traffic signal system at seven intersections along State Routes 611 and 715.
  • Smithfield Township — $552,682 to install an adaptive traffic signal system at 10 intersections along U.S. Route 209 in Smithfield Township and Middle Smithfield Township.
  • Stroud Township — $502,439 to add an intersection to the existing system and add adaptive traffic signal system for four intersections along State Route 611.

Montgomery County:

  • Abington Township — $428,560 to fully modernize two traffic signals at Greenwood Avenue/Washington Lane and Jenkintown Road/Meetinghouse Road including new mast arms, signal heads, countdown pedestrian signals, and controllers, video detection and radar dilemma zone detection, battery back-up and upgraded ADA ramps.
  • Horsham Township — $597,626 to modernize traffic signals and install fiber optic communications at five intersections along Horsham Road and Dresher Road.
  • Lower Merion Township — $762,654 to extend the Wynnewood Road adaptive signal system to add two adjacent intersections (Lancaster/Ole Wynnewood, East Wynnewood/Williams) and implement an adaptive system on County Line Road at three intersections (Bryn Mawr Avenue/Glenbrook Road, Lindsay, and Landover) adjacent to Bryn Mawr Hospital.
  • Lower Moreland Township — $395,704 to completely modernize a traffic signal at Huntingdon Pike and Philmont Avenue/Welsh Road including new mast arms, controller assembly, battery back-up, vehicle detection, and accessible pedestrian signals.
  • Towamencin Township — $341,600 to upgrade to countdown pedestrian signals with ADA-compliant push buttons and upgrading loop detection to video detection and radar dilemma zone detection at 16 traffic signals.
  • Trappe Borough — $252,800 to install a coordinated system to operate two signals on Main Street (SR 4031) including new controllers, countdown pedestrian signals, video detection, new ADA ramps and LED replacements.
  • Upper Moreland Township — $252,520 to modernize the traffic signal at Byberry Road and Davisville Road, including new mast arms, signal heads, countdown pedestrian signals, controllers, video detection, radar dilemma zone detection, battery back-up, and upgraded pedestrian crossings and ADA ramps.
  • Upper Providence Township — $232,000 for modernization of a traffic signal at Linfield-Trappe Road and Township Line Road including replacement of wooden strain poles with conventional mast arms.
  • Whitpain Township — $243,012 for upgrades to five traffic signals along Skippack Pike, including controllers, video detection, dilemma zone detection, emergency preemption, ADA push buttons, GPS time clocks, and signal head replacement.

Northampton County:

  • Hellertown Borough — $67,982 for pedestrian signal upgrades at four intersections along State Route 412.

Northumberland County:

  • Ralpho Township — $399,294 to modernize the traffic signal at State Route 487 & State Route 54, including new signal supports, signal heads, vehicle detection, controller equipment, emergency preemption, battery back-up, lighting, pedestrian accommodations, and a westbound left turn lane.

Philadelphia:

  • $3,207,255 to modernize 20 Intersections along the 2nd Street Corridor with the installation of traffic controllers, communications equipment to connect back to the City’s Traffic Operations Center, pavement markings and ADA curb ramps.
  • $1,795,014 for installation of wireless communication to interconnect 60 traffic signals and connect back to the City’s Traffic Operations Center.
  • $4,667,869 to modernize 23 Intersections along the Oregon Avenue Corridor with the installation of traffic controllers, communications equipment to connect back to the City’s Traffic Operations Center, pavement markings and ADA curb ramps.

Union County:

  • East Buffalo Township — $372,179 to modernize and improve safety improvements at two intersections along U.S. Route 15 including strain pole replacement, uninterruptible power supply, LED replacement, and upgraded vehicle detection.

Washington County:

  • Chartiers Township — $46,400 for modernization to the traffic signal at Pike Street, Allison Hollow Road and Racetrack Road including ADA-compliant pedestrian accommodations, installation of radar detection, and additional left turn phases.

York County:

  • Springettsbury Township — $251,163 for detection upgrades to traffic signals at State Route 24 and Kingston Road and Eastern Boulevard, upgrades to Northern Way & Wolf Drive, and modernization of a traffic signal at Haines Road and Eastern Boulevard.
  • West Manchester Township — $313,612 for modernization of a traffic signal at State Route 462 Zarfoss Road.

A list of recipients, project descriptions, and the amount of state investment is also available at www.penndot.gov on the “Traffic Signals, Management” page under “Travel In PA.” Follow PennDOT on Twitter or on Facebook.

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