Lane Closures on Roosevelt Expressway to Cause Delays

Traffic Alert

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that essential bridge pavement repair is scheduled next week on U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway) as part of a $100.6 million project to rehabilitate the Wayne Junction Viaduct. This viaduct spans over the SEPTA tracks and the Nicetown neighborhood in Philadelphia.

Starting Monday, June 24, and continuing through Friday, June 28, from 6:00 PM to 5:30 AM the following morning, drivers will encounter periodic single and double lane closures on southbound U.S. 1 between Fox Street and Interstate 76. Concurrently, northbound U.S. 1 will face similar closures from 7:00 PM to 5:30 AM, between Interstate 76 and Fox Street.

Motorists should plan for significant delays and are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these areas. Traffic backups are expected due to these nighttime construction activities. All planned work is dependent on weather conditions.

This project aims to improve the structural integrity and longevity of the Wayne Junction Viaduct. The rehabilitation includes extensive pavement repairs to ensure the safety and efficiency of this crucial transportation route. While the temporary inconvenience may cause frustrations for commuters, the long-term benefits include a safer and more reliable roadway for all users.

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