Philadelphia Embarks on the Pennypack Connector Trail Project at State Road and Rhawn Street

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams has announced that construction on the Pennypack Connector Trail Project at State Road and Rhawn Street will commence the week of December 18. This marks a significant step in enhancing the city’s infrastructure and pedestrian safety.

The project involves constructing an asphalt multi-use trail and a concrete refuge island in the center lane of State Road. Modifications to traffic signals, line striping, ADA ramps, and sidewalks along a curb extension of the cartway are also included in the project. In addition, the Philadelphia Water Department will implement green stormwater infrastructure as part of the project’s environmental sustainability efforts.

One of the key aspects of the project is its commitment to minimizing disruption. Construction will be staged so that all corners will not be under construction simultaneously, thereby maintaining pedestrian crossings throughout the construction period. Vehicular traffic will also be maintained during construction, although temporary lane and parking restrictions may be necessary while work is being completed.

Seravalli, Inc., a Philadelphia-based company, has been contracted to execute the project. The construction costs are estimated at $1.2 million, funded by both Federal and City resources. The project is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2024.

This project aims to enhance the quality of life for Philadelphians and contribute to the city’s vibrant urban landscape.

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