Greencastle, Shippensburg get state funding to upgrade traffic signals in boroughs

11 August 2023- Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced today that 77 municipalities across the Commonwealth will receive over $35.5 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety, and mobility across Pennsylvania’s communities through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) “Green Light-Go” program.

“My Administration has made clear that the Commonwealth’s top priority is serving the people of our Commonwealth and improving the services we provide to make a difference in Pennsylvanians’ lives, and the safety improvements supported by the Green Light-Go program will help municipalities relieve congestion and traffic flow and keep Pennsylvanians moving safely and efficiently,” said Governor Shapiro. “Thanks to these grants, drivers and pedestrians are now safer, and Pennsylvanians can get where they need to go quicker and more efficiently. I’m proud that the Department of Transportation, led by Secretary Carroll, will continue to help our communities improve mobility for Pennsylvanians as we continue to deliver real results across the Commonwealth.”

Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. These projects will be funded through the appropriation for fiscal year 2023-24. 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 installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.

Approved projects in the area:

Adams County

  • Conewago Township – $106,240 for the upgrade of signal equipment at 3 intersections: SR 116 & Sunday Drive (T– 460), Route 116 & Centennial Road (SR 2006), Route 194 and Narrow Drive (SR 2006).

Cumberland County

  • Carlisle Borough – $82,640 for updating traffic signal communication equipment at 20 intersections;
  • Hampden Township – $32,000 for updating traffic signal communication equipment at eight intersections;
  • Shippensburg Borough – $113,800 for updated signal equipment along the King St. (Route 11) corridor; and
  • Silver Spring Township – $408,128 for updated vehicle detection along Carlisle Pike (Route 11) corridor. 

Franklin County

  • Greencastle Borough – $229,080 for updated signal equipment along Antrim Way (Route 11) and Baltimore St. (Route 16).