Mayor Catherine Pugh and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation Announce Completion of the North Avenue Streetscape Project
Monday Dec 11th, 2017
BALTIMORE, MD (December 11, 2017) – Today, Mayor Catherine Pugh was joined by Transportation Director Michelle Pourciau, Senator Nathaniel McFadden, Councilman Robert Stokes and members of the North Avenue Community to celebrate the rehabilitation of North Avenue.
The $12.8 million North Avenue Streetscape project started in August of 2015. This streetscape project from Washington to Aisquith includes roadway milling and paving, base repairs, concrete bus pads, along with new pedestrian and roadway lighting. The project also includes replacement of existing 4” and 6” water mains, installation of new sidewalks, some of which are stamped concrete, brick curb bump outs and ADA pedestrian ramps. Additionally, new traffic signals were installed along with new trees, shrubs and plants.
“Streetscape and complete street projects like this help to support city neighborhoods,” said Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. “Investment in Baltimore’s communities encourages economic development and improves the quality of life for city residents.”
The North Avenue Streetscape project will also help to spur other community investments, such as the MDOT/MTA “North Avenue Rising” project. This is a joint project by the State of Maryland and Baltimore City to improve the North Avenue corridor.
“The North Avenue Streetscape project has provided area communities with a fresh façade and an improved roadway infrastructure,” says Michelle Pourciau, Director of Department of Transportation. “We are proud to be working with the citizens of Baltimore to improve the transportation infrastructure in city neighborhoods.”
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to thank citizens for their patience during construction.
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