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PennDOT Awards Grant for Road Improvements

Falls Township will be spending 50 percent less than expected on roadway improvements for the Mill Creek and Levittown parkways, thanks to a PennDOT grant.

As part of the Green Light Go Program, PennDOT will cover 50 percent of the costs associated with traffic signal improvements on the westbound lanes of the Mill Creek Parkway, from the intersection with Falls-Tullytown Road to the intersection with Levittown Parkway. The matching grant provides state funds for the operation and maintenance of traffic signals on critical and designated corridors on state-owned highways.

Once upgraded, one of the major features of the intersection will be the addition of preemptive devices to allow quicker travel for emergency personnel.

“It’s the last big intersection in the township that needs to be done,” Supervisors Chairman Bob Harvie said. “We can help our first responders to get where they need to go.”

Preemptive devices accelerate the switching of traffic lights for emergencies. Other planned upgrades include improvements to signalization and ADA compliance with regard to curb ramps and walkways.

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