PennDOT Invites Public to Offer Feedback at In-Person Public Meeting for 63rd Street/Cobbs Creek Parkway Safety Improvement Project

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is inviting the public to an in-person meeting on Thursday, July 21, to review and provide feedback for the 63rd Street/Cobbs Creek Parkway Safety Improvement Project. The meeting will take place at the Motivation High School Auditorium, 5900 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

The purpose of the project is to provide a safe and efficient transportation system by addressing aggressive driving and improving pedestrian safety along the over 6-mile corridor of 63rd Street/Cobbs Creek Parkway between U.S. 1 (City Avenue) and Woodland Avenue.

PennDOT says that its design team will present an update on the proposed safety improvements followed by a question-and-answer session. Project display boards will also be available for public viewing. In addition, the public can review plans and provide feedback online at 63rd St./Cobbs Creek Parkway Safety Project if they cannot make the meeting, or for those that would like to review the plans beforehand.

The proposed improvements of the project area include, but are not limited to:

  • Traffic signal improvements and modernization;
  • Pavement marking and signing upgrades;
  • Road Diet/Lane Reduction on 63rd Street between Girard Avenue and Market Street;
  • Median and pedestrian crossing islands;
  • Curb bump outs;
  • Bus boarding island; and
  • Guiderail and street lighting upgrades.

The following safety improvements have been made on 63rd Street/Cobbs Creek Parkway within the last three years:

  • Resurfacing of 63rd Street/Cobbs Creek Parkway from U.S. 1/City Avenue to Woodland Avenue;
  • Upgraded safety signing to reduce run-off-the-road incidents;
  • New pavement markings: including narrowing lane widths, adding “Ped Xing”, “Slow Arrow, “Speed Limit” and “School Ahead” pavement legends;
  • Lane separator curb/delineators to reduce aggressive driving;
  • Installed sinusoidal centerline rumble strips along both yellow lines to reduce incidences of head-on and opposite direction side swipe crashes;
  • High Friction Surface Treatment was applied to select curves to address run-off-the-road and curve-related crashes; and
  • Speed tables located north/south of Catharine Street and north/south of Springfield Avenue to reduce speeding.
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