Two unsignaled intersections in Conshohocken to get safety flashers

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will distribute $13.1 million in Automated Red Light Enforcement funding to fund 41 safety improvement projects in 34 municipalities statewide.

This funding includes $348,000 to install Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons at 4th Avenue and 7th Avenue along Fayette Street in Conshohocken. Both of these intersections are unsignaled and there was a pedestrian death at 4th Avenue in 2019.

“This program helps communities across the state make investments in traffic flow and safety,” Governor Wolf said. “These improvements complement the many road, bridge, and multimodal projects happening in Pennsylvania.”

Under state law, grant funding is supplied by fines from red-light violations at 31 intersections in Philadelphia. The law specifies that projects improving safety, enhancing mobility and reducing congestion can be considered for funding. Municipalities submitted 116 applications, totaling almost $33.6 million in requests.