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07/26/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON THE DIRECT BUS STOPS ALONG ROOSEVELT BLVD

PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that the notice to proceed has been issued to AP Construction, Inc. for the construction of sidewalk improvements and site work related to ten (10) bus station plazas along Roosevelt Boulevard. Construction work for this project will begin on or about July 31, 2017.

The project includes the construction of local and express bus shelters and plazas, located along the Roosevelt Boulevard at five intersections: Cottman Avenue, Rhawn Street, Welsh Road, Grant Avenue, and Red Lion Road.  The work will include new curbs, improved pedestrian lighting, enhanced seating, improved information boards, and new ADA ramps at the intersections of Roosevelt Boulevard & Grant Avenue and Red Lion Road.

The amount of the construction contract is approximately $2.5M, and it is being funded through a federal grant.  First phase of construction is expected to be completed in fall 2017, and remaining work is expected to be completed in spring 2018.

The Streets Department is pleased to bring improved transit amenities to Roosevelt Boulevard.  It also thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming construction phase.