Your evening commute after the holiday weekend could be a bit rocky due to construction occurring on three major Philadelphia highways.
A $13.4 million project contracted by James J. Anderson Construction Company, Inc., will soon be underway to repair and resurface nearly 22 miles of state highways that run through the city. Road crews will be working through the night on the repairs, which include milling, removing dilapidated pavement, and resurfacing with new asphalt.
Construction will begin Monday, July 6 at the following intersections: Kelly Drive between Hunting Park Avenue and Ridge Avenue, Walnut Lane between Ridge Avenue and Cliveden Street, and Midvale Avenue between Ridge Avenue and Wissahickon Avenue.
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Hours of work for milling are between 7 p.m. -5 a.m. from Monday until Friday July 10. The contractors anticipate the resurfacing to take approximately two weeks.
These are the additional eight roads that will be resurfaced at later dates:
- Island Avenue between Bartram Avenue and Pennrose Avenue/Glenmore Avenue
- Synder Avenue between Vare Avenue and Christopher Columbus Boulevard
- Christopher Columbus Boulevard between Race Street and Spring Garden Street
- Arch Street between Front Street and Broad Street (Route 611)
- 33rd Street between 34th Street and Market Street
- Crescentville Road/Adams Avenue between Cheltenham Avenue and Rising Sun Avenue
- Frankford Avenue between Rhawn Street and the Bucks County line
- 52nd Street between Whitby Street and Parkside Avenue
All 11 roadways are expected to be completed by the end of October, while highway curb ramps will be revamped by next summer.
Travelers should allow extra time for their morning and evening commutes due to possible traffic clusters in work zones.