Wall Project Addresses Residents’ Safety and Sound Concerns

Philadelphia August 24, 2010 — State Senator Larry Farnese and Whitman Council President Mark Squilla today met at Front and Tasker sts. with PennDOT officials for an update on PennDOT’s sound and safety barrier project along elevated I-95 in South Philadelphia.

“The issue here is safety as well as sound, and I think this project goes a long way in addressing the concerns of the residents in Pennsport, Queen Village and Whitman,” said Senator Farnese.
Residents asked for the barriers because of loud noises, vibrations, dirt and debris that came from the roadway across from their homes.

The project limits are along I-95 Southbound from Porter Street to Christian Street and along I-95 Northbound from Washington Street to Christian Street. The sound barrier will have a red brick finish on the community side and a fuzzy-rake finish on the highway side, according to PennDOT.

The $5- million project is expected to be completed in September 2010.

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