Moon Township Manager Jeanne Creese said a series of improvements will make the intersection of Campus Drive and University Boulevard safer for pedestrians.
With its proximity to Robert Morris University and Moon Plaza, the area is one of the township's most heavily trafficked pedestrian intersections, Creese said.
"Between the university and the shopping center, we do see a high volumn of pedestrian traffic there," Creese said. "And it's really been a three-way partnership between the township, university and PennDOT to make safety improvements in that area."
Creese said the township looks to install traffic signalization that provides a count-down timer for those crossing in each of the intersection's four directions. Crews will also use reflective paint to better designate crosswalk areas in each direction of the intersection.
Moon supervisor in February authorized traffic engineer firm L.R. Kimball & Associates to conduct a study of the intersection before the township moves forward with any planned upgrades.
A total cost and time line for the project was not yet available.
The township will use grant money received through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Automated Redlight Enforcement Grant to cover a portion of the project, Creese said. .