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Lincoln Drive Repairs, Improvements & Road Closures to Impact Drivers for Months

The project includes various roadway, pedestrian and traffic improvements to Lincoln Drive between Ridge and Wayne avenues.

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    Road Repairs Set to Begin on Lincoln Drive

    Road repairs are set to begin Monday on Lincoln Drive. The year-and-a-half long project will have a big traffic impact for drivers.

    (Published Sunday, April 29, 2018)

    Get ready for a smoother commute but not before construction along busy Lincoln Drive leads to some closures and detours.

    Philadelphia Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced that work on the road running through Fairmount Park, a stretch besieged by potholes, would begin Monday. The work started with signs being put out Monday.

    The project includes various roadway, pedestrian and traffic improvements to Lincoln Drive between Ridge and Wayne avenues.

    Roads will be milled and resurfaced, the guide rail and median barrier will be replaced and overall drainage improvements will be made.

    Patience Key During Lincoln Drive Repair Project

    [PHI] Patience Key During Lincoln Drive Repair Project

    An extensive road work project on Lincoln Drive is set to begin Monday. Patience among drivers will be key as crews resurface roads, replace guardrails and medians, repair the drainage system and improve sidewalks.

    (Published Monday, April 30, 2018)

    In addition, the retaining wall just north of Forbidden Drive will receive a new architectural finish and the Philadelphia Water Department will replace a storm water sewer at Harvey Street.

    Traffic improvements to the area will include traffic signal mast arms and poles at multiple intersections. 

    Upgrades that impact pedestrians include an asphalt walking path that will extend north of Wissahickon Avenue between Lincoln Drive and Rittenhouse Street and ADA curb ramps at all intersections along the section of Lincoln Drive being restored.

    The streets department is asking for drivers to be patient during the restoration project. Crews will need to work during the day and night, and traffic flow is expected to be impacted as follows:

    • Travel lanes will remain open during morning and evening rush hours.
    • Work taking place between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. should have minimal impact on morning rush traffic.
    • Temporary single-lane closures north of Wissahickon Avenue may happen within the work area during the off-peak daytime hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Overnight work from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. will involve full roadway closures with signed detour routes in place.

    The $12.1-million project — funded 80 percent by federal money and 20 percent by city money — is expected to be fully completed by the end of 2019.

    Lincoln Drive Project Set to Begin

    [PHI] Lincoln Drive Project Set to Begin

    The Lincoln Drive Resurfacing and Restoration Project is set to begin Monday. The year-and-a-half long project aims to make the busy road safer for drivers.

    (Published Sunday, April 29, 2018)

    Some local business owners, especially ones that deliver, are worried about the impact the project could have on them.

    "I'm kind of glad that they are resurfacing it but it's going to impact our business for our delivery drivers," Toto's Pizza owner Giuseppe Afflisio told NBC10.