SEPTA Bus-Only Lane to be Painted Red on Market Street in Philadelphia

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that a SEPTA red bus-only lane will be painted on Market Street beginning next week under a project to repair and resurface 44 miles of state highways in Philadelphia.

The work schedule and location are:

  • Tuesday, March 14, through Friday, March 31, a weekday and weeknight lane closure will be in place from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM and from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, on Market Street between Juniper Street and 4th Street.

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

Under this improvement project, PennDOT stated that its contractor is milling and resurfacing 14 state highways using bituminous material and performing various maintenance roadway enhancements.

In addition, PennDOT, the City of Philadelphia and SEPTA are working together to paint red bus-only lanes to reduce crashes. In 2022, PennDOT’s contractor painted the first red bus-only lane on Chestnut Street between Broad Street (Route 611) and 2nd Street.

Tony DePaul and Son, of Flourtown, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $10.2 million project, which is financed with 100% state funds.

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