Construction crews will begin work today on a seven-month, $2.6 million project to improve parking lots at PATCO’s Collingswood and Ferry Avenue stations.
The project will involve phased removal of all asphalt and portions of concrete curb and sidewalk in both lots. Because construction will advance section-by-section, both lots will remain open throughout the project.
Customers should be aware, however, that the Collingswood Station parking lot will have fewer available spaces during construction. After the project is completed, the lot will include 80 additional permanent spaces.
“Neighbors will hear some construction noise, and customers who drive to Collingswood Station will lose some parking spaces in the short term,” said DRPA Acting CEO John Hanson. “But as work progresses, PATCO customers will notice the improvements. The lots will look better, drive smoother and hold more cars.”
The Ferry Avenue Station lot is expected to have sufficient capacity to hold its own daily traffic and any additional cars redirected from Collingswood during construction.
PATCO will place variable message signs at both stations to indicate which lots are closed at what times. PATCO will provide additional information on signs posted in station lobbies and on train platforms.
Customers who cannot find a parking space at Collingswood Station during construction might consider parking at Ferry Avenue, Haddonfield or Woodcrest stations. Customers also might consider using the metered, municipal parking spaces along Atlantic Avenue, just west of Collingswood Station.
The project marks the final stage of a $9.8 million, multi-year effort to repave all parking lots and access roads at PATCO stations.