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Infrastructure: Five Projects Commuters Need to Know About

Infrastructure: Five Projects Commuters Need to Know About

 If last year is anything to go by, then 2016 is set to be a year full of disruption for commuters in Philadelphia, even without a visit from the Pope. And with 30 projects underway and 15 more set to begin this year, the upcoming Democratic National Convention will be the least of commuter’s concern. […]

 

Port Richmond: ‘River Wards Cafe’ and Apartments Coming to Richmond Street

Port Richmond: ‘River Wards Cafe’ and Apartments Coming to Richmond Street

When Joe Livewell uncovered the “ghost sign” beneath the plaster, a hand-painted advertisement of a boy holding bread, it solidified the fact that Richmond Street was once a place for foot traffic, a place where ads, like the one for Kolb’s Pan-Dandy Bread, were viewed on a street that held and still holds much of Port […]

 

Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Down on Richmond Street, at the intersection of East Clearfield Street, traffic is sparse. An occasional 18-wheeler drives down the road and most of the stores, from the bakery to the bar to the bookstore, remain empty. Only a few blocks south, Richmond Street is closed underneath the I-95 underpass. The construction has caused slow […]

 

Port Richmond: 95 Revive, A Beneficial Long-term Project Causing Short-term Problems

Port Richmond: 95 Revive, A Beneficial Long-term Project Causing Short-term Problems

It’s called 95 Revive, a project currently being conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The plans involve improving and rebuilding I-95, its bridges and interchanges. A major sector of the project includes reconstructing and relocating Richmond Street, a main corridor through Port Richmond. “We’re widening Richmond Street about 60 feet to the east,” said […]

 

Bridesburg: Delaware Avenue Extension to Help Traffic, Increase Waterfront Access

Bridesburg: Delaware Avenue Extension to Help Traffic, Increase Waterfront Access

The Bridesburg community is in the midst of a major change. The Philadelphia Department of Streets has embarked on the first new major road creation in more than a decade – the extension of Delaware Avenue. “Delaware Avenue is going to be a very critical road because it’s going to act kind of like a […]

 

Fishtown: I-95 renovation to get worse before it gets better

For the past two years, residents of Fishtown have dealt with two of the most disruptive neighbors:  URS Corp. and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Together the engineering firm and the Transportation Department began the Interstate 95 renewal project that extends from Vine Street to Academy Road. Douglas Robbins, a planner for URS and Tom […]