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Island Avenue improvement project

The Island Avenue improvement project aims to reduce congestion and improve safety for all modes of transportation along Island Avenue from Elmwood Avenue to Suffolk Avenue.

Changes will include:

  • Improved traffic signals
  • Simplified intersections with reduced pedestrian crossing distances
  • A shared trail for pedestrians and cyclists

The Department of Streets is partnering with the Federal Highway Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and SEPTA on this project.

Explore our project materials to learn more about the Island Avenue improvement project.

Name Description Released Format
Island Avenue improvement project open house summary PDF A recap of the May 22, 2019 open house, including its content and exhibits, as well as community comments. May 22, 2019
Island Avenue improvement project schedule PDF A schedule for design, stakeholder group meetings, public open houses, and construction. May 17, 2019
Island Avenue improvement project fast facts PDF A one-page document that includes a project description, list of improvements, sponsors, and a timeline for open houses, design, and construction. April 19, 2019
Island Avenue improvement project open house invitation PDF An invitation to the December 3, 2019 open house. April 18, 2019