Bridge Construction Begins Next Week on U.S. 13 South Ramp Over U.S. 1 in Hunting Park

Expect Traffic Delays in Chester County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that bridge construction will begin next week under a $7.8 million project to replace the overhead ramp and bridge from southbound U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) to southbound U.S. 13 (Hunting Park Avenue) in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.

The work schedule and location are:

  • Monday, March 6, through Friday, March 10, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, northbound and southbound U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) motorists will encounter periodic lane closures, temporary slowdowns and continuous shoulder closures between 9th Street and 16th Street, for demolition and other construction activities to begin replacing the overhead ramp bridge.

The southbound U.S. 13 (Hunting Park Avenue) ramp was closed to traffic on Tuesday, February 28. The ramp and bridge will remain closed 24/7 through mid-January 2024.

During the closure, southbound U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) motorists are being directed to follow the posted detour by using Wyoming Avenue and Broad Street (Route 611) to access U.S. 13 (Hunting Park Avenue).

Wyoming Avenue motorists and pedestrians will encounter temporary sidewalk closures and a periodic lane closure at the intersection with Old York Road on Monday, March 6, through Friday, March 10, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM and/or 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, for temporary pavement restoration and cleanup operations.

Under this $7.8 million contract, PennDOT’s contractor will remove the existing single-span, steel plate girder bridge carrying the southbound U.S. 13/Hunting Park Avenue ramp over U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) and replace the structure with a single-span, prestressed, precast concrete bridge that will provide additional vertical clearance.

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Improvements under this project also include constructing retaining wall extensions on the approaches of the new bridge; performing full depth paving; and installing and constructing new sidewalk, ADA curb ramps, a new traffic signal, highway lighting, guiderail and pavement markings.

South State, Inc. of Bridgeton, N.J., is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100% federal funds.

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