Schmitt, Ward Announce Traffic Improvement Funding for Blair County

HARRISBURG – Two municipalities in Blair County will receive a combined $626,583 to improve traffic flow and safety, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) and Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) announced today.

“This funding is a direct result of the recently enacted 2022-23 budget and I am glad Blair County is already seeing valued infrastructure funding come into the area,” Schmitt said. “This funding will greatly improve traffic flow and safety for motorists and pedestrians.”

Municipalities will receive the following funding:

  • Altoona – $266,644 for the modernization of the traffic signal at Broad Avenue and 29th Street.
  • Logan Township – $359,939 for the modernization of the traffic signal at East Pleasant Valley Road (SR 1001) and East Walton Avenue (Route 764).

“The investments from this program will provide much-need improvements to two major intersections in the City of Altoona along Broad Avenue and Logan Township along E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard,” said Ward. “I am pleased that these state investments will help our local communities make these intersections more efficient and safer for motorists and pedestrians by upgrading the aging traffic signals.”

Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. These projects are funded through an appropriation for fiscal year 2022-23. Grant funding through the Green Light-Go program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements including, but not limited to, light-emitting diode (LED) technology installation, traffic signal retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.