PennDOT grant issued for Dickson City road work

DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has issued a grant to a state representative to aid in a road work project in Lackawanna County.

According to State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski a $315,000 grant from PennDOT will support the completion of a needed traffic signal project at the intersection of Main Street and Bowman Street in Dickson City.

“This important project will provide crucial relief in traffic congestion and motorist and pedestrian safety. The designs and easements are complete and it is completely shovel-ready. I am glad to see the full funding realized so the borough can move forward with the implementation of these improvements for the benefit of the region, businesses, and residents,” said State Rep. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna.

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The project includes installing traffic lights with preemptive emergency capabilities for emergency vehicles, widening the road, and adjusting the curb for a safe turning lane, concrete pedestrian walks, pedestrian ramps meeting ADA standards, and crosswalks to help safety between transportation modes at the intersection.

Kosierowski said the grant was awarded under PennDOT’s Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) Transportation Enhancements Grant Program.

This week’s funding will be added to a previously awarded $335,000 ARLE grant from 2019. Due to inflation and other factors, the total project cost increased.

For more information visit PennDOT’s ARLE grant portal.

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