Grant Will Offset Cost of Traffic Sign Testing in Clearfield County
October 16, 2013
HARRISBURG– A Municipal
Assistance Program (MAP) grant will ensure that traffic signs in five
municipalities in Clearfield County comply with mandatory standards, said state
Sen. John Wozniak (D-Johnstown).
The $10,100 grant will be awarded to Goshen
Township in Clearfield County to purchase a retroreflectometer, a hand-held
device used to measure the reflectivity of traffic signs. This equipment will
help several municipalities comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control
Devices’ Sign Inventory Management System, a set of standards that all
municipalities must meet by June 2014.
“This grant will benefit Goshen, Bradford,
Girard, Graham and Boggs Townships,” Wozniak said. “In addition to the
retroreflectometer, the municipalities will receive laptops and software to
help manage and organize reflectiveness data in the field during testing.”
The MAP provides funding for a variety of
local projects and encourages governments to work together.
“Our local governments are responsible for
making traffic signs reflective enough to keep motorists and pedestrians safe
on the streets, especially during night and inclement weather when it can be
difficult to see,” said Wozniak. “I’m pleased this MAP grant will help offset
the cost of this unique testing process.”