Improvements to Route 51--Reconstruction at Rt. 88 + Park & Ride Planned
We have such a great resource in the Blue Line Trolley, and yet there is no parking near the stops! That's why I've taken the first steps to developing a new park & ride on Rt. 51. I fought to amend our City Budget to fund a design study to identify the basic design and location of a facility, which could include possible retail and residential development. Economic Development South, our local development corporation, has been key to this project, facilitating conversations with potential developers and partners.
The $15 million reconstruction of the intersection of Saw Mill Run Blvd and Library Road will begin in 2013 and PennDOT expects to complete the project by the fall of 2015. The project will make the intersection safer in many respects, improving traffic flow and pedestrian access, as well as addressing flash flooding issues. There will be traffic open in each direction on Rt. 51 during all phases of construction, as well as local road access for adjacent residents.