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#NewtownPA Township To Get More Than $300,000 For Pedestrian Safety

#NewtownPA Township To Get More Than $300,000 For Pedestrian Safety | Newtown News of Interest |

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. See, however, my insights below.


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.


johnmacknewtown's insight:


At the 14 June 2023 BOS meeting, #NewtownPA Supervisors approved a resolution to apply for an Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) grant for the construction of pedestrian-activated overhead Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) at the Newtown-Yardley Rd/Tara Blvd crosswalk and N Sycamore St/Silo Dr intersection.


During the discussion, Newtown Walk residents, including Charles Feuer and Valerie Mihalek, were disappointed that this grant money, if awarded, would not be available until 2024 while accidents and near accidents continue to occur at the Tara Blvd crosswalk. VIEW THE VIDEO.


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