PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that construction will commence on Monday, March 15 for the Frankford, Trenton, York Modern Roundabout Safety Improvement Project. During the week of March 15, City contractors will be performing preparation work for a full intersection closure which is anticipated to begin on Monday, March 22. The full closure of the intersection is anticipated to extend through the summer of 2021.
This project entails the transition of the existing signalized intersection at Frankford Avenue, Trenton Avenue, and York Street into a modern roundabout intersection. The construction will include the removal of the existing traffic signals, installation of new street lighting, curb line reconfigurations and islands for the new roundabout traffic pattern, new signing and line striping, and upgraded ADA curb ramps.
During construction, the entire intersection will be closed to provide the City’s contractor the space needed to construct the roundabout within a shorter than typical timeframe. Advanced notice signs will be posted to announce the street closures. Detour signs will be posted to direct travelers around the worksite. Access to local businesses and residences will be maintained. There will be two posted detours, one for smaller vehicles and another for trucks. The small vehicle posted detour will redirect vehicular traffic to use northbound Tulip Street to Huntingdon Street and southbound Coral Street to Dauphin Street. The truck detour will direct trucks to use Girard, Aramingo, and Lehigh Avenues. SEPTA will detour the route 5 bus during the intersection closure.
The work will be performed by JPC Group Inc. The value of the construction contract is $1.28M and is being funded using Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funds. Construction is expected to be completed by Fall of 2021.
The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming construction phase.