The Cost of Road Safety Improvements

Various areas have today announced planned spending on road engineering projects to enhance traffic safety, and two of these are Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, in Pennsylvania.

Copyright image, 2019.

What follows is a list showing the costs of just a few of the improvements, so that readers can understand just how expensive such things can be:

  • Coraopolis Borough – $205,000 to upgrade a traffic signal installation;
  • Shaler Township – $308,000 to install a new traffic signal;
  • South Park Township – $199,975 to construct an auxiliary left turn lane;
  • West View Borough – $12,682 to install overhead pedestrian crossing signs;
  • Latrobe – $122,000 to install electronic flashing school zone speed limit warning devices

For a full list of projects, totalling $13.1 million in PA alone, click here.

Memorial Page – Paul J. Miller, Jr. (21)

Paul J. Miller

August 3, 1988 — July 5, 2010


Road crash victim Paul J. Miller, Jr., killed on July 5, 2010.

At 3pm on Independence Day, 2010, Paul Miller hugged and kissed his mom Eileen farewell for what neither could possibly know would be the last time.

Paul was heading out to a party and ended up spending the night with friends, then headed for home the next morning, via PA State Route 33.

Paul’s thing in life was baseball and his passion was for the Yankees.

Eileen says that she always knew he was going to play for Lackawana College when he got there, but he knew by then that he was never going to play for the Yankees because he said “I’ve really got to buckle down and I’m just going to stick to my academics right now…”  Eileen knew when he said this that he had become a man.

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