Roadway Construction Continues Next Week on Wyoming Avenue Under Ramp Replacement Project in Philadelphia

Road Closure and Detour

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that various construction activities will take place next week on Wyoming Avenue under a $7.8 million project to replace the bridge carrying the southbound U.S. 13/Hunting Park Avenue ramp over U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway) in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia.

The work schedule and location are:

  • Monday, January 23, through Friday, January 27, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM, sidewalk closures and a lane closure if needed will be in place on Wyoming Avenue at the intersection with Old York Road for advanced construction operations to improve Wyoming Avenue for future detour use beginning in early 2023.

Motorists are being advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Under this contract, PennDOT states that its contractor will remove the existing single-span, steel plate girder bridge carrying the southbound U.S. 13/Hunting Park Avenue ramp over U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway) and replace the structure with a single-span, prestressed concrete bridge that will provide additional vertical clearance.

Due to the nature of the repairs, once bridge work begins, the ramp will be closed during construction and a traffic detour will be utilized using Wyoming Avenue and Broad Street (Route 611). PennDOT’s contractor will also implement nighttime travel restrictions underneath the bridge on U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway) that will reduce the highway to a single lane in each direction.

Improvements under this project also include constructing retaining wall extensions on the approaches of the new bridge; performing full depth paving; and installing and constructing new sidewalk, ADA curb ramps, a new traffic signal, highway lighting, guiderail and pavement markings.

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South State, Inc. of Bridgeton, N.J., is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100% federal funds.

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