Two weeks after an injunction request was filed in federal court to stop construction of the proposed Bayfront Parkway Project, that request was withdrawn.   

Erie’s NAACP and PennFuture filed the request arguing that they have concerns with potential noise, pollution, and a lack of access to the waterfront after the completion of the project for black and brown communities. 

In 2020, the two groups filed a lawsuit challenging the project.

The injunction request was withdrawn, after the judge said she would rule on the lawsuit by December 31.

“The defendants have now agreed not to begin construction sooner than that that will give the court to rule on all of the motions for refiling and rebriefing them based upon the record as it now stands and that’s where we are,” said Courtney Bowie, managing attorney, Northeast Regional Office of Earth Justice.

Construction is slated to begin in January.