Bridge Construction to Slow Traffic Along Route 1

As construction begins to replace two bridges on Holme Avenue, lane restrictions are scheduled next week in both directions on Roosevelt Boulevard and Holme and Solly avenues.

PennDOT has warned drivers that backups will occur near the construction areas, and that additional time should be allowed when traveling nearby.

The goal of the project is to replace the two deteriorating Home Avenue bridges with a single span. The project is slated to cost $15.5 million in state funds from Pennsylvania's transportation plan, and will also install new approaches to tie into the bridge along with a new traffic signal at the Holme Avenue and Fairfield Street intersection.

Work is scheduled to start Monday and continue through June 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with restrictions on local lanes on both directions of the Boulevard between Rhawn and Strahle streets.

There will also be overnight road work Wednesday to Friday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. at these locations:

  • Wednesday, June 8th: local lanes on the Boulevard will close between Rhawn and Strahle streets. Local traffic will be detoured onto the express lanes.
  • Thursday, June 9th: Lane restrictions scheduled on westbound Holme Avenue between Fairfield and Bradford streets.
  • Friday June 10th: Lane restrictions on eastbound Solly Avenue between Bradford and Fairfield streets.

The operation is dependent on the weather.

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