Traffic signals will be improved at two area intersections through joint efforts of Abington Township and Montgomery County.
Today, it was announced that a Montgomery County Transportation Program Grant of $53,570.00 was awarded to Abington Township.
“Abington Township will fund the replacement and modernization of traffic signal equipment at the intersections of Greenwood Avenue/Washington Lane and Jenkintown Road/Meetinghouse Road,” according to a statement from Montgomery County. In addition, the project will include “upgrades to pedestrian accommodations including countdown pedestrian signals and ADA ramps.”
This grant is for one of “17 projects in 13 municipalities across the county will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program grants for the 2018 selection cycle,” the statement continued. “These grants are the first to be made under a program established to utilize funding from the County’s $5 Vehicle Registration Revenue Fee revenue.”
“These grants provide additional support to our municipalities to help them improve their traffic and pedestrian infrastructure,” stated Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “The awards will also create savings which will support many other worthwhile municipal projects. Even though they may not always be visible to the motoring public, these projects are important to maintaining the smooth flow of people and goods throughout the county.”
According to Montgomery County, “Projects were evaluated in terms of impact on the traveling public’s commute, county and local planning consistency, project readiness, funding support, and how the grant award savings will be utilized on other projects, by a committee consisting of Montgomery County Planning Commission and Transportation Authority Board Members and interdepartmental county staff.”