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Progress on Race Street Connector project

    • The section of the under-the-overpass sign pointing toward the river
      The section of the under-the-overpass sign pointing toward the river
    • New landscaping near the old pumping station that's the future home of Philly Live Arts
      New landscaping near the old pumping station that's the future home of Philly Live Arts
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The Race Street Connector project – the streetscape and lighting improvements meant to make the linkage between the riverfront at Race Street Pier and Old City more obvious and pleasant – opens soon.

An opening ceremony starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Race Street and Columbus Boulevard. The new lighting – including a decorative metal-work sign beneath the I-95 overpass - will be turned on at 7:30 p.m., and festivities will follow on Race Street Pier.

A walk westward on Delaware Avenue early Monday evening showed new landscaping and benches and the metal-work sign installed, but not yet turned on.

About the author

Kellie Patrick Gates, Waterfront, casinos, planning reporter

Kellie Patrick Gates writes about planning, neighborhood development and the Central Delaware Waterfront. A journalist for more than two decades, she  worked for daily newspapers in Central Pennsylvania, Upstate New York and South Florida before coming to Philadelphia in 2003 to write for the Inquirer. Her work has appeared on PlanPhilly since 2007, and she also writes Love, the Inquirer's weekly wedding column. A native of Elk County, Pa., Kellie lives with her husband, Gary, and their dog and two cats.

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