DeLissio: Contract awarded for second segment of Henry Avenue safety project

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a $12.6 million contract for the second segment of the Henry Avenue Safety Improvement Plan. This study began in 2012, is paid for entirely with federal funds and had significant community input over a five-year period.

PennDOT has awarded the contract to A.P. Construction, Inc. of Blackwood, New Jersey, to implement calming measures designed to encourage decreased speed, redesign the highway infrastructure, improve mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists and to upgrade traffic signals along the 1.6-mile section of Henry Avenue, between just south of the Roberts Avenue intersection and Barnes Street within the East Falls and Wissahickon communities.

“This is another important step in the efforts to improve safety on Henry Avenue. Citizen input has been a crucial part of the process, and I’m grateful to everyone who has participated and offered feedback,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “I’m eager for this additional work to begin and I continue to encourage drivers to slow down and drive responsibly now and while construction takes place.”

Construction to improve travel and safety on this section of Henry Avenue is expected to begin immediately and finish in late 2023. PennDOT plans to maintain traffic on Henry Avenue during construction through long-term lane shifts and short-term single-lane closures.

Due to the level of community involvement, the plan was divided in two segments; SIP runs from Port Royal Avenue to the Wissahickon Creek Bridge, and SI2 is from the bridge to just south of Roberts Avenue. Previous press releases and articles about the Henry Avenue Safety Improvement Plan are available here.

A link to the a description of the project can be found here.