Street Improvements Boost Safety for Philadelphia Schools

By Eric Althoff

PHILADELPHIA—The City of Brotherly Love’s own Carusone Construction, Inc. is tackling safety improvements as part of the Hamilton School-Vision Zero Safer Streets Around Schools project. The goal of this work is to make walking to school safer for neighborhood children amid the city’s urban environment.

At South 57th Street from Locust St. to Larchwood Ave. and Pine Street from South 56th St to South 57th St., Carusone will be installing ADA curb ramps, pedestrian street-crossing signals as well as LED street lighting. Carusone will be temporarily reflowing traffic amid lane closures and this street work. The contractor aims to keep to a minimum disruption of educational ingress and egress during the construction work.

The contract for the Hamilton School-Vision Zero Safer Streets Around Schools work is valued at $1.1 million, according to information released by the City of Philadelphia, and is being largely funded via a Multimodal Transportation Fund grant.

The work is expected to be finished in time for the fall term.