Bridge Construction Scheduled on Girard Avenue Near Philadelphia Zoo

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that bridge construction is scheduled to continue next week on Girard Avenue (U.S. 30) near the Philadelphia Zoo under a project to replace the structure that carries four lanes of traffic and the SEPTA Route 15 trolley over CSX railroad tracks in the Parkside neighborhood of Philadelphia.

The following travel restrictions are planned:

  • Monday, December 19, through Thursday, December 22, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a single lane closure is planned on eastbound Girard Avenue (U.S. 30) between 38th Street and 34th; and
  • Tuesday, December 20, and Wednesday, December 21, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a single lane closure is planned on westbound Girard Avenue (U.S. 30) between 34th Street and 38th Street.

Drivers are being advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because significant backups and delays are expected. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The scope of work on this project includes replacement of the bridge superstructure, rehabilitation of the stone support abutments and construction of a dedicated right turn lane on the eastbound Interstate 76 ramp to Girard Avenue (U.S. 30). The SEPTA trolley tracks will also be replaced across the bridge.

Neshaminy Constructors Inc. is the general contractor on the $4.29 million project, which is financed with 80% federal and 20% state funds.

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