State gives Philadelphia $3 million for traffic improvements
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania has given $3 million to the city of Philadelphia to help implement a plan to reduce traffic lanes and make streets safer for bikers and pedestrians.
The funding was announced Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, and the money would fund work on traffic lanes in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia. Philly.com reports officials plan to reduce the number of traffic lanes from four to three, in order to add a protected bike lane on each side of the road.
Additional funded work would also include the creation of pedestrian islands, and improving lighting and intersections.
The approved project is among almost a dozen in the region awarded grants through the state Multimodal Transportation Fund. The governor’s office says $49 million has been pledged statewide.
Information from: Philly.com, http://www.philly.com/