The Lancaster Safe Streets project receives $12.7 million

(WHTM) – A program to make Lancaster roads safer for drivers has received more than $12 million in federal funding.

According to US Senator Bob Casey, the Lancaster Safe Streets project will receive $12,706,568 in federal funding from the US Department of Transportation.

The grant will fund projects including intersection improvements such as crosswalk upgrades, road lighting, sign improvements, pedestrian leading indicators, and no-turning at red lights; safety projects in schools; restoration of one-way to two-way streets; red light and speed enforcement; Before and after studies. And check on the feet.

“This $12.7 million investment is not only a game-changer for Lancaster, it’s a lifesaver,” said Senator Casey. These extensive projects will help protect the people of Lancaster and make the city safer for all who visit. I will not stop fighting for more infrastructure upgrades in south central Pennsylvania and across the Commonwealth.”

The projects involved are concentrated in Lancaster’s high casualty network, which accounts for 77% of fatal and serious accidents.

Over the five years studied, 63% of serious and fatal crashes occurred at intersections, 57% of severe or fatal crashes involved aggressive driving, and 15% were related to speeding.