Henry Avenue Safety Improvement Plan Construction Update

HARRISBURG, Aug. 19 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio offered the following update today on the Henry Avenue Safety Improvement Project, noting that construction on the first segment of the plan is nearing completion and that construction for the second segment is well underway.  

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Improvement Project for Henry Avenue was initiated in 2012 and was a safety study paid for with federal funds.  

The study included extensive local community involvement, and the outcome of the study recommended traffic calming measures to influence and encourage a decrease in speed.  

The project was subsequently divided into two segments; Segment SIP runs from Port Royal Avenue to Barnes Street, and Segment SI2 is from Barnes Street to south of Roberts Avenue.  

DeLissio commented that segment SIP is nearing completion. Median work is finishing up now and drivers will soon notice nighttime paving activity. New traffic signals will also be finalized. Construction is expected to finish by late fall of this year.  

Construction for Segment SI2 is well underway, she said, with sidewalk and median improvements currently happening. Barring any unforeseen delays, construction for SI2 is expected to finish by late 2023, she added. 

PennDOT plans to maintain traffic on Henry Avenue during construction through long-term lane shifts and short-term, single-lane closures.   “The efforts to improve safety on Henry Avenue have been vital, and citizen input has been a crucial part of the process. I’m grateful to everyone who has participated and offered feedback,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “I continue to encourage drivers to slow down and drive responsibly now, and while construction takes place, and of course thereafter.”  Previous press releases and articles about the Henry Avenue Safety Improvement Project are available here. A link to the a description of the project can be found here.