Governor Wolf announces new funding for Roosevelt Boulevard
Governor Tom Wolf today announced new investments in traffic safety projects ?in Philadelphia utilizing $22.1 million in new grant funding through the Automated Speed Enforcement program.
"These improvements started with speed enforcement intitiatives on the Boulevard that I have always been a big propenent of," State Rep. Jared Solomon said. "This funding will go towards alleviating pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents along our most travelled cooridor, and we are thankful that Governor Wolf has taken the safety of Northeast Philadelphia seriously."
The approved projects are as follows:
- $6 million for designing intersection modifications identified as 2025 improvements in the Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change program in the City of Philadelphia, including 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;
- $4 million for safety improvements on Cottman Avenue in the City of Philadelphia between Roosevelt Boulevard and Castor Avenue;
- $3 million for safety improvements on Castor Avenue which will implement a range of complete streets tools to a 2.3 mile segment of minor arterial roadway in Northeast Philadelphia;
- $2 million for implementing Business Access and Transit (BAT) lanes (right turn and bus lanes) through pavement markings and signs along Roosevelt Boulevard in the City of Philadelphia;
- $2 million to develop an alternatives analysis to further the Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change report concepts in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA);
- $1.5 million for the Roosevelt Boulevard Parallel Corridor ITS 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 Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) at select intersections on Roosevelt Boulevard corridors in the City of Philadelphia;
- $1 million for delivering safer, more accessible, and more comfortable bus stops to transit riders along Roosevelt Boulevard in the City of Philadelphia as identified in the Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change report;