Traffic Signal Upgrades on Verree Road to Cause Lane Closures, Expect Delays

Traffic Advisory

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that construction is underway to improve the safety of intersections along the Verree Road corridor in Philadelphia. This comprehensive project aims to enhance traffic flow and reduce accidents.

Under this contract, PennDOT’s contractor will replace existing traffic signals and install seven new ones along the corridor. The current pedestal-mounted signals will be converted to mast arms. Pedestrian countdown timers and Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) will be added at signalized intersections. Additionally, arterial signals will be coordinated, left-turn signal phasing will be modified, and retroreflective backplates will be installed to improve signal visibility.

The intersections included in this project are Bloomfield Avenue, Baldi Middle School driveway, Alburger Avenue, Welsh Road, Redd Rambler Drive, Morefield Road, and Red Lion Road.

From Monday through Friday until August 30, a lane closure is scheduled on eastbound Welsh Road at its intersection with Alburger Avenue from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The $6.5 million project is financed with federal funds and is expected to be completed by spring 2026. Tony DePaul and Son of Flourtown, Pennsylvania, is the general contractor.

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