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Springdale gets $430K state grant for traffic safety project

Chuck Biedka
Chuck Biedka | Tribune-Review
Traffic signals at Pittsburgh and School streets in Springdale will be replaced with a $430,000 state grant announced Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.
Chuck Biedka | Tribune-Review
New traffic signals have been installed but not yet activated at Pittsburgh and Colfax streets in Springdale.

Springdale will receive $430,000 in state grant money to replace more traffic signals along Pittsburgh Street, Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday.

Springdale’s grant will be the third-largest one doled out through PennDOT’s Green Light-Go program in the round of funding announced Friday. Combined, 24 municipalities will get more than $5 million.

In Springdale, the money will help complete a multiple-year project to update traffic signals along busy Pittsburgh Street, according to Borough Secretary Kim McAfoose.

The borough received $192,000 in grant money for the project last year and more than $500,000 in the spring.

Springdale is required to put up matching funds totaling 20% of the latest grant, or $86,000. McAfoose said the borough already budgeted that money.

Todd M. Kravits, PennDOT safety engineer, said Springdale will replace two old traffic signals with modern, easier-to-see lights at Pittsburgh Street intersections with James and School streets. That stretch of Pittsburgh Street is used by about 12,000 vehicles a day, according to Kravitz.

Kravitz said the borough will solicit bids from contractors after design work is completed.

Over the past two years, other Pittsburgh Street signals have been replaced. Four of the new signals and pedestrian crossing lights at Pittsburgh and Colfax streets have been installed but not activated. McAfoose said those are scheduled to be turned on in a week or two.

Elsewhere in Allegheny County, Coraopolis will receive $160,000 to modernize a traffic signal at State Avenue and Montour Street and Bethel Park will get $44,000 to install pedestrian countdown signals, push buttons and pavement markings at Fort Couch Road and Oxford Drive.

No other Southwestern Pennsylvania communities received funding.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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