Philadelphia Streets Department Announces Guide Rail Replacement on Shady Lane

Road Closed

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Streets Department of Philadelphia has scheduled the replacement of a guide rail along Shady Lane in the Fox Chase area, starting next week. The work, which begins at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6, will necessitate the closure of Shady Lane through Wednesday, May 8, until 3:00 p.m., affecting traffic at the city’s border with Abington Township.

The initiative encompasses the removal of existing concrete blocks and a guide rail, followed by the installation of a new guide rail and impact attenuators along the culvert at the city’s boundary. This essential maintenance work aims to enhance safety for motorists navigating this section of Fox Chase.

During the period of closure, detour routes will be established to facilitate the flow of traffic around the construction zone. Road closure signs will be prominently displayed at key intersections, including Pine Rd/Shady Lane, Huntingdon Pike/Shady Lane, and Rockledge Ave/Shady Lane, directing drivers towards alternative routes via Huntingdon Pike and Pine Road.

The decision to close Shady Lane entirely for the duration of the guide rail replacement stems from concerns for public safety. With the existing concrete barrier and guide rail removed, it would be unsafe to allow vehicular traffic until the new installations are securely in place.

Ramos and Associates Contractors, engaged by the city for this project, will carry out the replacement work. Funding for the undertaking comes from the Automated Red-Light Enforcement (ARLE) program, which allocates resources toward projects that promise to improve road safety across the city.

The Streets Department urges motorists and residents in the vicinity of Shady Lane to prepare for the temporary inconvenience, emphasizing the importance of these improvements to the long-term safety and navigability of the area.

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