Weekly Update June 1-8

Delaware/Columbus Avenue traffic study; Updates on waterfront projects

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation traffic study on Delaware Avenue and Columbus Boulevard is set for public release in July.

 The city streets department commented on traffic light timing and multi-modal transportation.  The draft will be released to the public, and the DRWC will conduct a public meeting in July.

The study recommendation will be a balance between how efficient we want the street to be versus street safety

Other waterfront projects:

-The Penn Street Trail will connect Spring Garden Street with the section of the Central Delaware Waterfront Trail that runs behind SugarHouse Casino, and will open by the end of May 2013.

-DRWC now controls 15 acres of waterfront land behind Walmart that it plans to incorporate into a wetlands park.

-Progress continues on the second phase of the Race Street Connector project, but DRWC has yet to obtain an easement from the Delaware River Port Authority.

-A public meeting on the Columbia Avenue Connector and associated projects will be held at 5:30 p.m., June 19, at the parking lot at the corner of Girard and Columbia avenues.

– An RFP seeking a design/build consultant for the second portion of the Washington Avenue Green project – the part that will stretch over the pier itself – should be released Friday or Monday.

-The section of the multi-purpose waterfront trail that now leaves the waterfront for a jog through the Sheet Metal Workers Union parking lot will soon be rebuilt at the river’s edge.

See:  http://planphilly.com/delawarecolumbus-traffic-study-be-released-july-drwc-gets-updates-other-waterfront-projects

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