Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that the notice to proceed has been issued to Petrongolo Contractors, Inc. Construction for the Cobbs Creek Connector Trail: Segment D Project. This project will affect Lindbergh Boulevard from the Heinz Wildlife Reserve Entrance to 84th Street. Construction activities are anticipated to start the week of January 10, 2022.

This project includes the construction of a side path along Lindbergh Boulevard that connects the side path at the Heinz Wildlife Refuge with the intersection of 84th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard, part of the East Coast Greenway and future Cobbs Creek Trail route.  The route will be 100% within City right of way along Lindbergh Boulevard and 84th Street. The project will consist of a side path inside a relocated curb line on Lindbergh Boulevard.  Additionally, the intersection of Lindbergh Boulevard and 84th Street will receive new traffic signal upgrades, ADA ramps, and curb-bump outs.

During construction, parking restrictions are anticipated along Lindbergh Boulevard along with short term temporary lane closures to install new inlets.  Temporary no parking signs will be placed in advance of work occurring.

Construction is expected to be completed by Fall of 2022. The value of the construction contract is $2.1M, and it is being funded with a combination of Federal funds, ARLE funds, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) funding.

The Streets Department and PPR thanks the residents for their efforts and involvement during the design phase of this project. It also thanks residents in advance for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming construction phase.  Residents are asked not to approach employees or contractors for information as they practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.