PHILADELPHIA – New construction on the Knitting the Network Project kicked-off the week of June 7th announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. Work is scheduled for daytime hours, weather permitting and may include single lane closures.  

The Knitting the Network Project involves adding, upgrading, or reconfiguring bikeways by installing pavement markings and flexible delineator posts.  The streets included within the scope of work are:  

  • Race Street, 8th Street to 6th Street – parking protected bike lane   
  • Torresdale Avenue, at the Pennypack Creek Trail – protected bike lanes  
  • North 13th Street, Spring Garden Street to Green Street – paint buffered bike lane   
  • North 15th Street, Lehigh Avenue to Girard Avenue – green-backed shadows and edge lines   

The Knitting the Network Project is the final portion of a multi-year grant. The value of the construction for this portion is approximately $500,000 and is funded by a PA Department of Community and Economic Development Multimodal Transportation Fund grant and Automated Red Light (ARLE) funds.  Construction of the entire project is expected to be completed by early summer 2021. Work will be performed by Seravalli Construction and Ramos Construction, both of Philadelphia.    

The Streets Department thanks residents in advance for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming construction phase.