Significant Backups Expected: Roosevelt Expressway Lane Closure in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Northbound U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway) will be reduced to a single lane between the Interstate 76 and Broad Street (Route 611) interchanges on Monday, July 26, through Friday, July 30, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for construction on the Wayne Junction Viaduct over SEPTA tracks and the Nicetown neighborhood in North Philadelphia, states the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

In addition, periodic lane closures may occur on the southbound U.S.1 (Roosevelt Expressway) between Broad Street and Fox Street on Monday, July 26, through Friday, July 30, from 6:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for various construction activities on the viaduct.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area or use an alternate route because significant backups are expected.

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Current work to rehabilitate and re-deck the southbound outer lane and shoulder of the mile-long viaduct will continue until spring 2022 before construction shifts to the northbound side of the structure. The entire project is expected to be completed in spring 2024.

Motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.

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