PHILADELPHIA, PA — Bridge construction is expected to continue next week under a $7.8 million Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) project to replace the overhead ramp and structure from southbound U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) to southbound U.S. 13 (Hunting Park Avenue) in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.
On Monday, October 2, through Friday, October 6, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, periodic single lane closures will be in place on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 between Wyoming Avenue and 16th Street.
Southbound U.S. 13 (Hunting Park Avenue) ramp is closed 24/7 until January 2024 for demolition and replacement. Motorists are directed to use Wyoming Avenue and Broad Street (Route 611) as a detour to access U.S. 13.
Motorists are being advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas or use an alternate route because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities under this contract are weather dependent.
PennDOT’s project involves replacing an existing bridge with a new concrete structure to improve vertical clearance. Additional enhancements include retaining wall extensions, paving, and the installation of new sidewalk, curb ramps, traffic signal, lighting, guiderail, and pavement markings.
South State, Inc. of Bridgeton, N.J., is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
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