Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) announced today that Hampden Township was awarded a $60,702 ARLE grant from PennDOT to cover the cost of numerous safety improvements to the Wertzville Road corridor.
“I wish to thank Secretary Leslie Richards for her approval of this state funding,” said Rothman. “It is important that Hampden Township is able to meet the requirements identified by the PennDOT safety evaluation. I was pleased to work with them to see that this grant was approved as we sought to enhance safety for the traffic-congested region. The importance of the Wertzville Road corridor cannot be overstated and I’m gratified that the grant was approved. We will continue to look for ways to improve safety and congestion in the area.”
Rothman personally requested the PennDOT safety evaluation for Wertzville Road following his election in 2015. Safety improvements along Wertzville Road have been a top priority for Rothman, having hosted joint public meetings with township officials and community groups to hear feedback and suggestions. Rothman is a member of the House Transportation Committee. He authored legislation on work zone safety and autonomous vehicles that became law last Session.
Hampden Township specifically seeks to use the grant for additional signage, near-side traffic signals, and Advanced Dilemma Zone Detection where Wertzville Road intersects with Lamb's Gap Road, the Interstate 81 northbound exit, and Orr's Bridge Road.
The Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancements Grant Program (ARLE Funding Program) was established in 2010 as a PennDOT-administered competitive grant program in accordance with Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.) §3116(l)(2)
. Funding for the program is generated from the net revenue of fines collected through Automated Red Light Enforcement Systems.
Representative Greg Rothman
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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