We wanted to share some updates we have obtained from various sources regarding street paving and traffic lights in and around Gladstone Manor.
Craig Totaro, Borough Manager, has provided an update regarding the street paving in Gladstone Manor. While the beginning of the project has begun with prelimiary markings, the full scale work has been postponed until mid-November with an expected end of November completion. All work is weather dependent.
Regarding the traffic light at the entrance to the Manor. This is part of a $4.1 million Optimization project to improve traffic flow and safety by upgrading and synchronizing 20 signalized intersections and installing more than 80 ADA curb ramps along a three-mile section of Baltimore Avenue and a half-mile section of Springfield Road in Springfield and Upper Darby Townships, and Clifton Heights, Lansdowne and East Lansdowne Boroughs, Delaware County. The project is scheduled to finish in summer 2016.
Traffic signals will be improved at the following cross streets along Baltimore Avenue: Bishop Avenue, Delmar Road, Oak Avenue, Church Street, Springfield Road, Diamond Street, SEPTA Route 102 trolley tracks, Marple Avenue, Jackson Avenue, Scottdale Road/Burmont Avenue, Martin Drive/Mansfield Avenue, Lansdowne Avenue, Wycombe Avenue, Union Avenue, Giant Supermarket, Penn Boulevard/Fourth Street, and Church Lane. Improvements to cross streets along Springfield Road includes Broadway Avenue, West Madison Avenue and West Maryland Avenue/Pennsylvania Avenue/Woodlawn Avenue/Clifton Avenue. Turn signals will be installed at Baltimore Pike and Oak Avenue and Lansdowne and Baltimore Pike. Included and in concert with the new traffic light at Madison Avenue in Clifton Heights, a traffic light will also be installed at South Springfield Road and the Trolley Line area.
The new traffic signal system will be connected to the existing fiber optic network which will improve traffic flow along both state highways. In addition, PennDOT’s contractor will widen Baltimore Avenue’s intersections at Bishop Avenue, Springfield Road and Lansdowne Avenue to further improve traffic flow at the three locations.