One of northwest Philadelphia's major arteries will be closed Saturday for repairs, the Philadelphia Streets Department announced Friday morning.
The full-closure on Lincoln Drive -- between Wissahickon Avenue and Ridge Avenue/ Kelly Drive -- is scheduled to be in effect from about 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Northbound traffic will be blocked at all entrances to the south end of Lincoln Drive. The Streets Department suggests Walnut or Schoolhouse Lane as possible detours.
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Southbound traffic will be blocked to Wissahickon Drive. Instead, a marked detour will take them to the end of Lincoln Drive at Ridge Avenue via Walnut Lane. Pedestrians and bicyclists won’t have access to the roadway due to the volume of workers and equipment.
Crews plan to conduct rail repairs, inlet cleaning, pothole repairs, tree cutting/pruning and other maintenance work.
Police will be on site to help maintain traffic flow in the area.