PITTSBURGH, PA (July 8, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure has been awarded over $398,000 for two traffic signal upgrade projects from Governor Wolf on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Green Light-Go program.
Green Light-Go grants are intended to enhance mobility and efficiency within communities by improving existing traffic signals. DOMI received $266,000 to expand the city’s fiber optic network which will enhance communication between the city’s traffic signals and the city’s traffic management center, which is currently under design. This will allow the City to provide more responsive service by being able to assess and revise traffic signal timings from a remote location.
The East End Signal Retiming Project was awarded $132,000 for the study of existing signal timing and phasing for approximately 50 traffic signals in the East Liberty, Point Breeze, Shadyside, Bloomfield and Friendship neighborhoods. This study will analyze and provide recommendations for adjusted vehicular signal timings, pedestrian signal timings and signal operations which will improve performance and safety for all users. Improved signal timings also reduce car idling times and emissions.
More information about the grant program can be found here.