Rep. DeLissio: City Avenue will be upgraded through PennDOT grant

HARRISBURG, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Pam DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Philadelphia, announced today that more than half a million dollars in state funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has been allotted to help upgrade City Avenue in Philadelphia.

In total, City Avenue Special Services District (CASSD) will receive $626,386 in grants for road and pedestrian safety improvements.

“We are extremely appreciative of Representative DeLissio’s support in obtaining this important grant, which will allow us to complete Phase II of the City Avenue Project,” said Terence Foley, executive director of CASSD.

The goal of the improvements is to enhance pedestrian safety all along the City Avenue corridor.

The enhancements are part of a long-term Streetscape and Safety Improvement Program of The City Avenue District.

Spanning across Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County, the CASSD is the first multi-jurisdictional special services or business improvement district in North America.

This project was among 50 that were awarded grants from the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund.