Laughlin Announces New Street Lights Coming to Erie’s Bayfront Connector

HARRISBURG – Traffic safety will be improved along Erie’s Bayfront Connector thanks to $55,000 in Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancements Grant Program (ARLE) funds, according to Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49).

“The $55,000 will be used to replace and upgrade 201 city-owned streetlights along with new LED light fixtures,” said Laughlin. “Designed to provide a smoother connection to downtown Erie and the lakefront, the Bayfront Connector will be safer for all those traveling to our beautiful city and its many offerings, thanks to the new lighting.”

Pennsylvania’s ARLE program was established in 2010 as a competitive grant program administered by the state Department of Transportation. The program aims to improve traffic safety, enhance mobility and reduce congestion. Grant funding is generated from the net revenue of fines collected through automated red light enforcement systems and automated speed enforcement systems.

For more state-related news and information, constituents can visit Laughlin’s website at or follow him on Facebook and Twitter @senatorlaughlin.


Contact:           David Kozak   717-787-8927

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