Gov. Wolf Announces Investment in City Ave District to Improve Safety, Mobility, Local Economies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2019
Governor Wolf Announces Investments in 50 Multimodal Projects to Improve Safety, Mobility, Local Economies
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 50 highway, bridge, transit, aviation, and bike and pedestrian projects in 23 counties were selected for $44.5 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.
“Transportation is critical to connecting communities and economies, and we are an important partner in bringing progress across the state,” Governor Wolf said. “These investments will improve overall mobility and safety while bolstering commercial projects.”
Reflecting Governor Wolf’s and PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards’ commitment to improving locally owned infrastructure, several of the projects will also help local governments address bridges and roadways in need of repair or replacement.
“Whether we’re making roadways more accessible to all means of travel or creating new connections for businesses investing in our communities, transportation is integral to our quality of life,” Richards said. “These projects will bring long-lasting improvements across the state.”
PennDOT evaluated the applications and made selections based on such criteria as safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.
For more information about the program, visit www.penndot.gov and click on Multimodal Program under the “Projects & Programs” button.
- City Avenue Special Services District — $626,386 for road and pedestrian safety improvements on City Avenue.
- City of Philadelphia, Streets Department — $1.1 million to restore four unique historic streets to improve multimodal access, ADA compliance, and boost economic development in historic districts: Camac Street’s wood pavers, Waverly Street’s iron slag block, and Mermaid Lane and Winston Road’s cubical granite block.
- Mural Arts Philadelphia — $68,128 to improve the safety and utilization of Wayne Junction, a multimodal hub, through the addition of public art.