STREETS DEPARTMENT’S CONSTRUCTION ALONG WEST LEHIGH AVENUE CORRIDOR FOR TRAFFIC SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Construction Work to Last 14 Months
Philadelphia, PA – Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson announced today that notice to proceed with the Lehigh Avenue West Traffic Signal Improvement Project has been issued. Construction work will start by mid-February, and is expected to be completed by April 2014.
The project will extend along West Lehigh Avenue from Broad Street to Ridge Avenue. The project will include the installation of new traffic signals, street lights, ADA compliant curb ramps and sidewalk extensions (bump-outs) at several locations. The overall goal of the project is to improve roadway and traffic safety for both motorists and pedestrians along the West Lehigh Avenue corridor.
The amount of the construction contract is approximately $4.2 Million, and is being funded through a federal grant, using 80% federal and 20% City Capital funds.
The Streets Department thanks the citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.
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