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Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104-1139

Project Completion Date

April 2013

Construction Cost


Project Overview

Philadelphia Zoo is a highly attended attraction located in the City of Philadelphia. A large majority of the visitors to the Zoo arrive by personal vehicle. The configuration of the existing parking facilities and roadway network present multiple challenges for zoo access and traffic flow. The Zoo received a grant under the “Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users” (SAFETEA-LU) grant program to implement transportation improvements and support an intermodal transportation center. TPD was responsible for identifying and preparing conceptual designs of the identified improvements. Additionally, TPD was also responsible for evaluating the transportation operations associated with potential mixed-use development scenarios by preparing a traffic impact study.

Project Responsibilities:

- North 34th Street and Zoological Drive

- North 34th Street and I-76 West Exit Ramp

- North 34th Street and West Girard Avenue/Lansdowne Drive

- Sweet Briar Drive and Martin Luther King Drive

- Sweet Briar Drive and Lansdowne Drive

- West Girard Avenue and Zoological Drive

- West Girard Avenue and I-76 East off/on-ramps

- West Girard Avenue and I-76 West on-ramp

- West Girard Avenue and 39th Street

The study was incorporated into designs and construction of a four-story, 683-space parking facility.