ADAMS TWP — Supervisors gave the fourth round of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission traffic signal program SINC-UP the green light Monday night.
“What it does is coordinates and upgrades signals within the Cranberry service area,” said Gary Peaco, township manager.
That area, according to Peaco, includes Marshall and Adams townships and Seven Fields borough. There are three key signals involved in Adams Township in this cycle.
Peaco said funding the cycle is an 80-20 match: 80% comes from the federal government and 20% is local.
“Adams Township's share is a little over $10,000,” Peaco said.
Peaco said being part of SINC-UP means the township has access to regular traffic signal upgrades every couple of years. This is particularly helpful for the enhancement of the Route 228 corridor, according to Peaco.
“(It) helps keep traffic flowing across the corridor and the area as efficiently as possible,” Peaco said.
This cycle will sync signals from Heritage Creek to Cranberry Township. Russell Ford, supervisor chairman, specified where the three Adams Township signals are.
“We're talking about the three red lights that are (at) Heritage Creek, Myoma and Adams Ridge,” Ford said.
Ford said a new signal is being installed this week along Myoma Road that will help with traffic flow.
Ford reminded the public the township can only control certain aspects of traffic along Route 228.
“We actually own the lights,” Ford said. “We don't own the land, and we don't own the road.”
Still, Ford said the SINC-UP program will lead to studies that analyze how much township taxpayers were saved by the signal program.
The board unanimously approved completing the fourth SINC-UP cycle, in accordance with agreements between Adams, Marshall and Cranberry townships.