HARRISBURG – A $60,000 state grant will support critical safety upgrades near a dangerous intersection in Taylor Township, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30), who supported the project.
These funds will allow the township to install signage indicating the crossroad with advisory speed plaques and solar-powered, flashing warning devices along State Route 36 (Woodbury Pike) prior to the intersection of State Route 2004 and Township Route 608 (Cross Cove Road).
“This grant will allow for much-needed safety improvements at this dangerous intersection in Taylor Township,” said Senator Ward. “Recent traffic accidents at this location spurred the township and several concerned residents to reach out to my office, and a petition with over 500 signatures demonstrated the level of community concern. I applaud the efforts of the township and PennDOT to develop solutions, and I am pleased that this ARLE funding will help to make this roadway safer for the traveling public.”
“I have heard from many people concerned about the accidents and visibility at this intersection. I support any changes that will make our roadways safer in Blair County,” Rep. Jim Gregory (R-80) said.
“The Taylor Township citizens and those who travel SR36/2004 and TR608 (Cross Cove Road) would like to thank the state government for approving a $60,000 PennDOT ARLE grant, “said Taylor Township Supervisors, Joe E. Dilling, William H. Replogle, and Paul D. Closson. “The township has been diligently working with PennDOT road engineers to determine the best solution to make this intersection a safer route of travel. Too many lives have been lost at this intersection and we are thankful to be granted funds for improvement.”
The grant was awarded through PennDOT’s Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) program, which was created to boost traffic safety, improve mobility and reduce congestion.
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