EDITOR'S NOTE (Sept. 28, 2022): This story has been updated with illustrations released by SEPTA showing what the new
Broad Street will get a bit more congested for the next year and a half as a northbound lane for a stretch in South Philadelphia closes because of a SEPTA project, state transportation officials said Thursday.
A northbound lane between Morris and Tasker streets will be shut down through spring 2024 for a SEPTA improvement project on the Broad Street subway line, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said. The renovations include the installation of elevators in the Tasker-Morris Station, SEPTA told NBC10 on Friday.
"Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur," PennDOT said in a statement. "All scheduled activities are weather dependent."
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The closure will be 24/7.
A SEPTA spokesman said the improvement project will bring new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant access to the Broad Street subway line at Broad and Morris streets.
Below are images of what the ADA-compliant entrance and improved stairway access will look like once complete: