According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Governor Tom Wolf’s office, Horsham Township has been awarded $3,000,000 (Source: 2018-19 PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund Awards) for the following road and pedestrian improvements:
- Widening of Horsham Road and Limekiln Pike to provide additional capacity through the intersection
- Installation of two new traffic signals, 5 foot sidewalks, ADA ramps and a new signalized pedestrian crossing.
This funding is in addition to another $600,000*, (Source: PennDOT’s website) recently received by Horsham Township for the installation of fiber optic communication and traffic signal modernization along Dresher & Horsham roads. These funds were part of The Green Light-Go program and address mechanisms, that if not functioning properly, can aggravate congestion and impede traffic flow.”
Overall all, this round of Multimodal Transportation Fund awards, totaled more than $49 million and will be distributed in 42 township/borough locations throughout Pennsylvania – including $1,000,000 allocated to nearby Lower Gwynedd Township.
Additionally, PennDOT is currently accepting applications for the next round of funding for grants. Those applications are due by November 15, 2018. Click here for additional information on the Multimodal Transportation Fund grant program.
Applications are evaluated and selected based on the following criteria: upgraded energy efficiencies (LED lighting), job creation, safety benefits, economic conditions and financial feasibility.
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*Funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Green Light – Go Program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to: light-emitting diode (LED) technology instillation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.