Government Transportation

Newtown Twp. To Get More Than $300,000 For Pedestrian Safety

The money comes from red light camera fines.

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Newtown Township is getting a sizable chunk of funds to invest in pedestrian safety improvements.

According to PennDOT and Gov. Josh Shapiro’s office, Newtown Township will get $326,931 for pedestrian upgrades at two unsignalized intersections. The improvements include overhead and post-mounted Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, federally-compliant signage, pedestrian push buttons and high-visibility crosswalks.

The location of the upgrades were not released.

The grant is part of a statewide initiative that will distribute approximately $13 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding across 35 municipalities. The funding will support 39 safety projects throughout the state.

“This program helps communities across the state make important investments in traffic flow and safety,” said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll.

Bensalem Township and Middletown Township also received funding through the program.

The funding for these projects is sourced from fines collected from red light violations at 34 intersections in Philadelphia. According to state law, only projects that aim to improve safety, enhance mobility, and reduce congestion qualify for this funding.

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