The public is invited to attend an open house on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge (8601 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19153) for the Island Avenue Improvement Project. During this open house, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the construction process and what to expect during the two-year period. Staff from the City of Philadelphia Streets Department and their consultants are eager to engage with members of the public to ensure project success. There is no formal presentation so you may arrive at any time during the event. Light refreshments will be served and some activities will be provided for children in attendance.
The City of Philadelphia has federal funding to make transportation improvements along Island Avenue to reduce congestion and improve safety for all modes of transportation. As part of this project, traffic signals are being improved, intersections are being simplified with shorter pedestrian crossing distances, and a shared trail is being provided for pedestrians and cyclists. Landscaped areas and upgrading pavement markings, as well as street lights, will be included. Improvements made as part of this project will allow for future SEPTA enhancements.
We look forward to seeing you there!