Last month, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) completed the second and final phase of their $129 million Pelham Parkway reconstruction project.
While the project boasts a variety of upgrades for BX12 bus riders, the street redesign also improved various street conditions for Mosholu-Pelham Greenway users. Namely, new curbs and sidewalks were installed throughout. In addition, the project improved street drainage, upgraded 240 streetlights, added 250 trees, revamped 70 traffic signals, repaired 141 ramps, and installed high-visibility pavement markings, which will create a safer and more pleasant experience for roadway and greenway users alike.
“With the completion of Phase 2, DDC has now rebuilt 1.8 miles of Pelham Parkway from Boston Road to Stillwell Avenue with better streets, more safety features, more trees and better curbs and crosswalks,” said NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Thomas Foley. “I’d like to thank the Bronx community for being patient during construction and I hope they enjoy the major improvements that were made to this large, busy parkway.”
Bronxites can expect more greenway infrastructure updates to come as DOT continues its Harlem River Greenway planning process.
To learn more about the Pelham Parkway project, you can read DDC’s full press release here.