RAISE Grant Will Fund ‘Great Streets PHL’ Project to Improve Safety Along Seven High-Crash Corridors
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that the City of Philadelphia received $25,000,000 in funding for the “Great Streets PHL” project to make safety improvements to high-crash corridors in historically disadvantaged communities and areas of persistent poverty. The funding comes from a Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grant, funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
“This is a huge investment for the City of Philadelphia, especially communities that have historically been left out of infrastructure investments,” said Senator Casey. “By making these roads safer for drivers and pedestrians alike, we are making neighborhoods across Philadelphia safer places to live, work and play. This funding, made possible by the infrastructure law, will advance Philly’s Vision Zero goal of eliminating traffic-related deaths altogether. Simply put, this money will save lives.”
“We thank the Biden-Harris Administration, Secretary Buttigieg, Senator Casey, Rep. Evans, Rep. Scanlon, and Rep. Boyle for their work in bringing much needed improvements to neighborhoods in Philadelphia through the RAISE grant. This grant will fund the Great Streets PHL program which shows that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is delivering on critical investments to communities that have long seen disinvestment,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “This program will bring traffic safety and other significant upgrades to streets throughout our city, where residents can see and benefit from it, right where they live. It will also help create good-paying jobs for Philadelphians, especially those too often underrepresented in transportation and construction.”
Each corridor is designated as a Vision Zero traffic safety priority and is listed on the City’s High Injury Network, which identifies the most dangerous roads in Philadelphia. In 2020, over 150 people died due to traffic crashes across the entire city.
The funding will make improvements along seven high-crash corridors:
- Tioga Street from 5th Street to 15th Street in North Philadelphia
- 11th Street from Master Street to Diamond Street in North Philadelphia
- Limekiln Pike from Medary Avenue to Haines Street in Upper North Philadelphia
- Longshore Avenue from Roosevelt Boulevard to Frontenac Street in Northeast Philadelphia
- Westminster Avenue from 40th Street to 52nd Street in West Philadelphia
- Springfield Avenue from 51st Street to 57th Street in West Philadelphia
- North 57th Street from Upland Way to Wynnefield Avenue in West Philadelphia.