September 20, 2022
Construction will begin this week on Parkside Avenue as part of the Vision Zero project, according to an announcement from the Streets Department. Due to construction, temporary lane closures are expected from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. throughout the project, and motorists should expect minor traffic delays.
The project includes pedestrian and bus islands, ADA ramps, a multi-use path, curb alignment, traffic light upgrades at 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue, and a new traffic signal at 50th Street and Parkside Avenue. The work will also consist of new signage and street lighting improvements at the intersection of 52nd Street and Merion Avenue.
For the completion of the work, residents should expect parking restrictions near intersections and along the work area. Temporary No Parking signs will be posted prior to each scheduled event. Vehicles must be removed from the work site during the hours indicated on the “No Parking” signs to avoid towing. If the vehicle is towed, residents should contact their local police to determine its location.
Construction is expected to be completed by late summer 2023. The construction contract for this project was awarded to Ramos and Associates, Inc. from Philadelphia. The contract is valued at approximately $2.75 million and is being funded primarily by a grant from PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund.
To learn more about the Vision Zero project, which aims to prevent traffic deaths and injuries by improving the city’s most dangerous roads (high-accident corridors) and intersections, Click here.