Emrick, Local Officials Pursue Grant for Route 191 Traffic Light
NAZARETH – With one of the county’s most dangerous intersections as a backdrop, state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Northampton) today announced at a news conference Upper Nazareth Township’s application for a grant to cover costs associated with installing a traffic light at the Route 191-Friedenstahl Road intersection. Emrick and local officials also laid out the potential timetable for installation of a traffic light at the intersection, the scene of numerous accidents in Upper Nazareth Township.

“This intersection has been the scene of too many traffic accidents and too many discussions dealing with how to address the problem,” Emrick said. “Today, we are announcing a big step forward in the process of installing a much-needed traffic signal and addressing a safety issue that has been allowed to linger for far too long.”

Local officials have applied for a grant of more than $1 million to cover the cost of the traffic light. Awarding of the grant would be made through the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act’s Local Share Account, which consists of revenue generated solely by the Mount Airy Casino, Mount Pocono, and may be distributed among the five counties adjacent to Monroe County.
“We need to thank Upper Nazareth Township Supervisor Jim Augustine for everything he has invested in this project,” added Emrick. “Anyone who has ever applied for a grant knows how time consuming the process is, and can only imagine what went into putting together a request of this magnitude.

“We’re hoping for good news in January, when the grant recipients will be announced.”

Questions about this event or any legislative issue should be directed to Emrick’s Mt. Bethel office at (570) 897-0401 or his Nazareth office at (610) 746-5090.

Representative Joe Emrick
137th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Scott Little
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