Saturday, December 01, 2007

Westbank Greenway Construction About to Get Underway

Last week the Streets Department finalized the construction contract for Phase 1 of the Westbank Greenway which will connect the 32nd and Market neighborhood to the Spring Garden St Bridge. Construction activity could begin as early as Mid December.

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One of the most important improvements will occur at the intersection of the Eakins Oval with Spring Garden St. A ramp will carry cyclists down to a marked crosswalk to the Schuylkill River Trail. A new traffic light will allow bicyclists and pedestrians to cross Spring Garden St to access the back driveway of the Art Museum.

When we get a current copy of the plans we will share them with you.