PRESS RELEASE: STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION WORK TO BEGIN ON PORT RICHMOND TRAIL PROJECT
Work Expected to Begin Tuesday, October 9
Philadelphia, PA – Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson announced today that construction work is expected to begin Tuesday, October 9 on the Port Richmond Trail Project which will become a part of the Delaware River Greenway in Northeast Philadelphia.
This trail project will modify two existing city streets to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists along parts of Delaware and Allegheny Avenues by constructing a multi-use recreational trail on one side of the street with landscaping work.
Upon completion, the new trail will connect Monkiewicz Playground at Richmond Street and Allegheny Avenue with Pulaski Park at Delaware and Allegheny Avenues, and then extend north along Delaware Avenue to Lewis Street.
Construction funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIGER program. The project is expected to be completed by September 2013.
The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation for the duration of this project.
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