The project involves 4.7 miles of safety improvements along Henry Avenue (State Route 4001) through the communities of Roxborough and East Falls in the City of Philadelphia. The project limits extend along Henry Avenue from Port Royal Avenue to Roberts Avenue. The project is divided into two sections, with construction beginning on the Roxborough section in spring 2021.
The existing road is a four-to-six lane facility adjacent to and traversing through the neighborhoods of Roxborough and East Falls, single-family residences, apartment complexes, businesses, Jefferson University, and the Fairmount Park recreational area. Sections of the road have bicycle lanes, sidewalk, on-street parking, and bus stops. There are 21 signalized intersections and several unsignalized crossings within the project corridor. The project area encompasses environmental resources such as the Wissahickon Creek, Fairmount Park and some properties of historic interest. The existing posted speed limit is 35 mph.
East Falls Section:
PennDOT will maintain traffic on Henry Avenue during construction utilizing long-term lane shifts and short-term operations with single- lane closures.
Motorists can anticipate utility impacts at intersections where traffic signal poles and mast arms are being replaced or where drainage facilities are added.