The $13.4 million PennDOT construction project to realign Langley Avenue is continuing as planned. With the spring season in full swing, the realignment of Langley Avenue has entered into its final stages of reconstruction.
As a refresher, the Langley Avenue project is a comprehensive redesign of the Broad Street entrance, including the reconstruction of Langley Avenue. This project is broken up into two phases and addresses an important priority of the Navy Yard: how to continue to increase and improve its vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian access as the employment base continues to grow.
The first phase involved the relocation of various utilities along Broad Street, some of which have been in place for more than 100 years, and was completed last year. The second phase involved repositioning the entrance to Langley Avenue where it meets Broad Street – from its present location along the Reserve Basin wall, to meeting the intersection with League Island Boulevard – and reconstruction of the entire length of Langley Avenue to 26th Street with improved landscaping, lighting, road surface, and bicycle lanes. Once completed by summer 2018, this new intersection will have a signalized four-way intersection, an additional left turn lane coming into the Navy Yard, new pedestrian crossings, and added directional signage.