HARRISBURG – (May 11, 2017) Senator Michele Brooks announced today that three locations in the Water Street corridor in Meadville’s business district in Crawford County will receive a major face lift.
The improvements are part of a $798,341 grant approved for Meadville under the state’s “Green Light-Go” program, Senator Brooks said. This project is among 94 approved statewide.
“Streamlined and efficient traffic flow not only helps with safety, but it also attracts consumers and enhances the appeal for people to travel into the area,” Senator Brooks said.
“These competitive grants are difficult to receive, and I applaud Meadville for its strong application,” added Senator Brooks, who advocated on behalf of the upgrades. “Old, malfunctioning or poorly timed traffic lights can make already-congested intersections much worse, and this money will assist traffic flow, help prevent accidents and could ultimately save lives.”
Senator Brooks supported legislation that reduced the local match requirements from 50 percent to 20 percent to make it easier for smaller and rural communities to participate in the program. As a result, Meadville will save thousands of dollars in local funds in contributing to these projects.
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