DeLissio: $986,715 grant awarded to support Phase III of the City Avenue Project

HARRISBURG, May 16 State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., announced that the City Avenue Special Services District was awarded a $986,715 grant to help fund Phase III of the City Avenue Project.

“This funding success would not be possible without our partnership with Saint Joseph’s and other state legislative partners that represent both the Philadelphia and Lower Merion areas around the university,” DeLissio said.

The funds, controlled by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, will provide new pedestrian lighting from 52nd Street to Lapsley Lane in Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township. 

The Wolf administration awarded $66.8 million through the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside program. The TA Set-Aside funds transportation alternatives such as on- and off-road pedestrian and bike facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation, Safe Routes to School programs and other projects.

“I am excited the commonwealth has made this important investment of improving pedestrian safety and further enhancing the City Avenue corridor,” DeLissio said.