Bethlehem – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that $200,000 in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding will be distributed to two municipalities located in the Lehigh Valley. Statewide, $1.5 million in grants are being distributed to 26 municipalities.

“Any project that improves safety and enhances mobility is eligible for ARLE funding”, Boscola said.  “I am thrilled when state funding finds its way to our communities to help make the Lehigh Valley a safer, more efficient place to live and work.”

State-wide, municipalities submitted more than 300 applications, totaling $27.3 million. Projects were chosen under criteria including project benefits and effectiveness, cost, local and regional impact, and cost sharing.

The two projects awarded in the Lehigh Valley are:

  •  $50,000 to the Borough of Catasauqua in Lehigh County for traffic signal improvements at the intersection of Race and 14th streets;
  •  $150,000 to the City of Bethlehem in Northampton County for pedestrian improvements at the north end of the Philip J. Fahy Memorial Bridge over the Lehigh River.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us, search Automated Red Light Enforcement or by contacting Senator Boscola’s office at 610-868-8667.

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