Bristol Township and Bensalem Township will see more than $1,200,000 for upgrading signals at intersections, State Senator Tommy Tomlinson announced this past week.

The funding, which comes from the from PennDOT’s “Green Light-Go” program, will be used to improve traffic flow and safety for motorists in the Lower Bucks County townships.

“Traffic signal technology has to keep up with the growing number of vehicles at busy intersections to ensure safety and ease congestion,” Tomlinson said. “I am happy to announce this state funding to help our municipalities keep traffic moving safely.”

Bensalem’s funding, totaling $740,000, goes towards installing adaptive traffic signal systems at 12 intersections along Bristol Pike.

The five way intersection receiving upgrades. Photo by Rick Rickman

Bristol’s sum of $497,621 will adjust two traffic signals in need of updating. The first is a five way intersection located at the crossing of New Falls Road, Woodbourne Road, Edgely Road, and Emilie Road. The second is one mile away at the intersection of Edgely Road and Mill Creek Road.

“Green Light-Go” grants are given to townships so they can keep their traffic technologies up to date. Funding goes towards LED light installation, traffic signal retiming, and other improvements useful to anyone using the roadways.