These street improvements will provide complete roadway reconstruction extending approximately 0.37 miles. Classified by the Federal Highway Administration as an Urban Major Collector roadway, the improvements will include drainage replacement, roadway and sidewalk reconstruction and the conversion of overhead utilities to underground. This project also includes, signage, signalization, pavement markings, decorative street lighting and landscaping.
Revitalization of this corridor which connects numerous businesses, public school facilities, churches and residential homes is supported by residents, business leaders and local government. Lincoln Park Academy, a pubic academic magnet middle and high school, recognized as one of the top schools in the nation is located at the intersection of 17th Street and Avenue I, the terminus of this project. Vehicular access as well as a greater need for pedestrian accessibility is crucial to the safety of school students, parents and visitors of the facility.