Neilson applauds Gov. Wolf's investment in Roosevelt Boulevard

State Rep. Ed Neilson, D-Phila., said he extends his appreciation to Gov. Tom Wolf for investing in the safety of Northeast Philadelphians by awarding $14.5 million for Automated Speed Enforcement along Roosevelt Boulevard.  

“People in our community have been asking for changes to enhance safety along the boulevard for some time now,” Neilson said. “This will include the enforcement of fines for speeding vehicles and new engineering solutions to reduce accidents.”   

The approved projects are as follows:  

  • $10 million for the design of intersection modifications related to the Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change program in the city of Philadelphia. These modifications include curb extensions to shorten pedestrian crossing distances, realigned crosswalks, realigned lane configurations and turn lanes, upgrades to traffic signals and timing, changes to traffic movements, and new or upgraded transit shelters and stations.  
  • $1.5 million for the Roosevelt Boulevard Parallel Corridor Intelligent Transportation Systems and Emergency Preemption Program, which includes design and construction of emergency preemption along corridors as well as make-ready signal upgrades needed for the introduction of red-light running cameras by the Philadelphia Parking Authority at select intersections on Roosevelt Boulevard corridors in the city of Philadelphia.    
  • $1.5 million for Roosevelt Boulevard to support 2040 alternatives analysis for Roosevelt Boulevard improvements, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. It will also advance environmental analysis, preliminary engineering and design 2025 Improvements identified in the Route for Change report.    
  • $1.5 million for Signal Integration & ITS to continue to expand and upgrade several arterials with state-of-the-art technology by integrating them into an advanced traffic management system.   

This investment brings the total dollars awarded through the ASE funding program to $36.1 million since the program began in 2021.