Construction is scheduled to begin next week on a project to repair and resurface 12 miles of the outer lanes on Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 1) between 9th street and the Bucks County line in Philadelphia. Work on the project is expected to be finished in mid-November.
"Improving our highways throughout Pennsylvania is a must, especially within a busy and vital corridor connecting the neighborhoods of north and northeast Philadelphia," Governor Tom Wolf said. “Roosevelt Boulevard is a key transportation artery, and this project will preserve and improve the local travel lanes.”
The outer lanes of the Boulevard from the Bucks County line to Red Lion Road and from Cottman Avenue (Route 73) to 9th street will be closed for milling and paving operations beginning Monday, July 31 through Thursday, August 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The closures will also be in effect Friday, August 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling on the Boulevard during those times due to expected backups and delays during the construction.