PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that construction will occur overnight next week on the eastbound Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) ramp to northbound U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway) under a $36.8 million project to resurface and repair nearly five miles of the interstate, the associated on-and-off ramps, and 23 bridges from U.S. 1 South (City Avenue) to Interstate 676 (Vine Street Expressway) in Philadelphia.
The work schedule and location are:
- Monday, August 28, through Thursday, August 31, from 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM the following morning, a lane closure is scheduled on the eastbound I-76 ramp to northbound U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway).
Motorists should expect possible backups and delays through the work area.
PennDOT will be improving I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) in both directions, including milling and overlaying the pavement, repairing and replacing concrete bases, shoulders, and barriers, and making minor grade adjustments. Additionally, damaged signs will be replaced, new pavement markings, delineators, and rumble strips will be installed, and bridge repairs will be conducted.
H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, PA, is the general contractor on this project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. Work on the entire project is expected to finish in late 2024.
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