|Traffic Advisory From Public Safety—Long Term I-76 Closures
March 18, 2008, Volume 54, No. 25
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that a 19-month long construction project to rehabilitate and repair two bridges that carry over a half-mile of Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) over the Schuylkill River, Grays Ferry Avenue and 34th Street in Philadelphia which commenced on Monday night, March 10 is scheduled for completion in October 2009.
This project is anticipated to create extensive delays along this route. All motorists are strongly urged to plan alternate routes during this construction phase, or to allow extra travel time for this area.
Schedule: Two lanes will remain open in each direction on I-76 during the following days and times:
Monday-Friday 5 a.m.–10 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m.–11 p.m; Sundays 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Traffic will be restricted to one lane in one or both directions on I-76 in the overnight hours during the following days and times:
Monday-Friday 10 p.m.–5 a.m.; Saturdays 11 p.m–8 a.m.; Sundays 10 p.m.–5 a.m.
Traffic will be restricted to one lane in one direction on I-76 Westbound during six weekends in 2008, between July and October, during the following days and times:
11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (6 weekends in 2008)
Traffic will be restricted to one lane in one direction on I-76 Eastbound during six weekends in 2009, between June and July, during the following days and times:
11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (6 weekends in 2009)
No lane closures will occur on I-76 for construction on the bridges during the following holidays: New Year’s, Easter weekend; Memorial Day weekend; Independence Day; Labor Day weekend; Thanksgiving weekend, and Christmas.
The Department of Transportation will try to avoid scheduling these weekend-long lane closures on I-76 when major events, including sporting events, are scheduled to take place in and around the city. Consult PENNDOT’s website at www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/pdNews.nsf/TAPublic for more information, including changes in the construction schedule.
—Division of Public Safety