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Philly gets $9M to improve traffic signals

The money will go toward three specific projects

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The state has awarded Philly $9 million in funding so the city can improve its traffic signals, according to a statement from Mayor Jim Kenney’s office Thursday.

The money will go toward three specific projects: modernizing signals along Oregon Avenue, from Passyunk to Front; modernizing signals along North 2nd from Callowhill to Lehigh; and installing wireless communication in order to connect 60 traffic signals with the traffic operation’s center, according to the statement.

The money was given as part of the state’s “Green Light-Go” program, which awarded a total of 70 cities and towns around Pennsylvania with $31 million in grants to improve their traffic signals Philadelphia received the highest grant out of all the cities.

“This funding will enhance signal operations on several thoroughfares across the city, and will improve infrastructure and systems related to our wireless communications,” Deputy Commissioner Richard Montanez of the Streets Department said in the statement.


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