Friday, July 11, 2014
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Money spent on traffic congestion in Chester County


Money spent on traffic congestion

TREDYFFRIN Four towns in Chester County will receive a total of more than $1.2 million in state funding to reduce traffic congestion, the state Department of Transportation announced this week.

The money comes from a pot of $8.8 million in fines from red-light camera violations in Philadelphia. The state dispenses the funds evenly between the state and the city for projects that improve safety and alleviate congestion.

East Coventry Township will get $185,200 to improve safety and traffic flow at the cluster of intersections where Old Schuylkill Road, New Schuylkill Road, Bethel Church Road, and Linfield Road crisscross. North Coventry Township will receive $51,640 for a traffic signal control system at Temple Road and Glocker Way.

East Whiteland and Tredyffrin Townships will get about $1 million combined to install signal systems at 20 intersections on Route 30.

Tredyffrin hopes to have its new signals along the highway in Paoli installed by the end of 2015. Stephen Burgo, Tredyffrin's township engineer, called the grant a "positive first step" in its ongoing road improvement plan in the downtown area.

- Michaelle Bond

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