Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf has announced on Wednesday that PennDOT will be issuing approximately $15 million across 32 municipalities in Pennsylvania for traffic safety improvements including over $800,000 for Mercer County.

The funds will go towards two safety projects in the county.

$400,000 was announced for State Street traffic signals and pedestrian improvements in Sharon including performing a traffic timings study, implementing a coordinated plan and updating intersections to include pedestrian pushbuttons and GPS timeclocks as needed.

An additional $413,500 was announced for Springfield Township for signal equipment improvements including the replacement of the existing flashing beacons, emergency vehicle preemption, radar vehicular detection, battery backup power supply and vehicular signal heads with retroreflective backplates. 

These grants are part of the Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) program, which aims to improve safety at signalized intersections by providing automated enforcement at locations where data shows red light running has been an issue.