To streamline the coordinated effort of planning neighborhood improvements along the I-95 corridor through the River Wards, PennDOT created a Sustainable Action Committee (SAC) and tasked it with identifying relevant, appropriate and affordable waterfront and community projects that can be incorporated into the plans for the reconstruction of I-95.
Since its inception in mid-2010, the SAC, with representatives from community groups, businesses, non-profits and public agencies active in the project area, has already incorporated a number of street-level improvements into the construction that began in 2011 at Girard Avenue...Like pedestrian and bicycle improvements, new LED street lights and landscaping along Richmond Street...And sound walls and decorative underpass walls currently under construction between Frankford and Columbia avenues.
The SAC continues to explore other significant enhancements that will be included during later stages of construction at Girard Avenue -- between Palmer and Allegheny avenues and between Frankford Avenue and Race Street -- as well as other street-level touches that will be included in the four other major I-95 reconstruction projects between Allegheny Avenue and Cottman Avenue. (See the information under AFC, BRI, BSR, and CPR tabs to learn more). To learn more about completed and proposed GIR neighborhood improvement projects, click here.