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 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