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Neighborhood improvements can enhance community life and provide stewardship for local environmental resources. They include:

  • Improved waterfront access (safer pedestrian crossings, more trees, and brighter, energy efficient lighting)
  • Wide sidewalks and pedestrian trails (both across and along the underside of highway)
  • Bicycle lanes and trails (to expand transportation options)
  • Green storm water management (that absorbs rain water instead of piping it into the river)
  • Sound walls (in places where neighbors vote to install them)
  • New green and recreational spaces (putting land under and next to I-95 to productive and attractive use)
  • Opportunities for public art (on new retaining walls and along connector streets that link neighborhoods to the waterfront)

The full list of potential neighborhood improvements appears below, with the latest information on their status as either Approved Improvements, or Improvements Under Consideration. Approved Improvements have been incorporated into final designs for project sections, are already under construction, or are complete. Improvements Under Consideration are proposed improvements that have been shared conceptually with the public, but are not yet fully developed. These improvements may change in scope, size and location as designs are finalized and go to construction. Remember that anything not yet fully designed or under construction is an opportunity for continued public input. Check back frequently for opportunities to participate in the process. Details of each of the approved or proposed improvements are below.

Approved

GIR: Public Spaces below the Highway Structure

The improvements to Interstate 95 under Section GIR allow for creation of new public
spaces beneath the highway structure that are designed to be usable and attractive areas for neighborhood residents. These uses include parking areas, flexible community spaces, landscaped stormwater management facilities, and public art installations. The large amount of space and diverse conditions along different blocks under the length of I-95 open a wide range of design possibilities that the PennDOT design team is working to refine in partnership with nearby neighbors and organizations that wish to take on a design, management or programming role for these new amenities.

  • Status: Conceptual design underway
  • Timeline: Final design by late 2017. Construction start anticipated in early 2018.
  • Project Updates: None at this time

Under Consideration

GIR: Public Spaces below the Highway Structure

The improvements to Interstate 95 under Section GIR allow for creation of new public
spaces beneath the highway structure that are designed to be usable and attractive areas for neighborhood residents. These uses include parking areas, flexible community spaces, landscaped stormwater management facilities, and public art installations. The large amount of space and diverse conditions along different blocks under the length of I-95 open a wide range of design possibilities that the PennDOT design team is working to refine in partnership with nearby neighbors and organizations that wish to take on a design, management or programming role for these new amenities.

  • Status: Conceptual design underway
  • Timeline: Final design by late 2017. Construction start anticipated in early 2018.
  • Project Updates: None at this time