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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

BRI: Juniata Triangle

A PennDOT owned triangle of land located at the corner of Thompson and Juniata streets provides an opportunity to provide additional landscaping and screening to a vacant lot abutting highway right-of-way. The vacant lot will receive an interim solution treatment of additional landscaping during BR0 to better screen the elevated highway ramps and maintenance yard behind the lot. The lot will then be used as a construction staging area during BR3, after which time a permanent landscaping and screening plan will be implemented with neighborhood input.

Under Consideration

BRI: Juniata Triangle

A PennDOT owned triangle of land located at the corner of Thompson and Juniata streets provides an opportunity to provide additional landscaping and screening to a vacant lot abutting highway right-of-way. The vacant lot will receive an interim solution treatment of additional landscaping during BR0 to better screen the elevated highway ramps and maintenance yard behind the lot. The lot will then be used as a construction staging area during BR3, after which time a permanent landscaping and screening plan will be implemented with neighborhood input.