Philadelphia receives $19.3M for safety projects

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently awarded Philadelphia $19.3 million in Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) funding for seven safety projects.

The ASE pilot program was created in 2018. Gov. Josh Shapiro made it permanent in January.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority installed automated speed enforcement at eight locations where speeding had been an issue. Fine revenues from the ASE program funds PennDOT’s Transportation Enhancement Grants Program.

“There’s no question that these projects will improve safety in the city of Philadelphia,” PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll said. “Everyone – no matter who they are, no matter where they live, no matter how they travel – deserves to get where they’re going safely, and the Shapiro Administration is proud to make investments that keep communities safe and thriving.”

The projects include:

A total of $10 million was awarded to the 2025 Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change Intersection Modifications project. Work will include curb extensions to shorten crossing distances, realigned crosswalks, and realigned lane configurations and turn lanes.

A total of $3 million was awarded for Neighborhood Slow Zones, speed management improvements intended to slow driver speeds and traffic.

A total of $2 million was awarded for alternatives analysis related to the Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change Program long-term improvements.