West Chester, Pa (Agosto 21, 2023) – In an effort to create a more efficient and upgraded infrastructure system within our community, Willistown Township was recently awarded state funding for the expansion of a fiber optic communication system along Lancaster Avenue, state Senator Carolyn Comitta announced today. 

“As new technology develops, we can create safer and smarter roadways,” Comitta said. “By expanding the fiber optic communication system in Willistown, we are investing in a more efficient transportation infrastructure for residents and motorists.” 

The township was awarded $486,226 through the “Green Light-Go” grant program, a reimbursement to local municipalities administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). 

The program was created through Act 89 of 2013 and can be used for projects such as installing LED technology, signal retiming, developing special event plans, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies. 

Willistown is one of 77 Pennsylvania municipalities awarded a total of nearly $36 million through this round of funding.