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05/23/2018
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON 59th STREET BETWEEN LANCASTER AVENUE and UPLAND WAY
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON 59th STREET, BETWEEN LANCASTER AVENUE and UPLAND WAY

Temporary closure scheduled for Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24
 
PHILADELPHIA – 59th Street, between Lancaster Avenue and Upland Way, will be closed temporarily on Wednesday, May 23, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.  The following temporary full-closure is scheduled to be in effect from approximately 9:00 pm, Wednesday, May 23 until 5:00 am, Thursday, May 24.  If the project proceeds faster than anticipated, the roadway may open earlier.

Traffic on the South side of the closure will be stopped at Lancaster Avenue.  Through-traffic should consider using either Woodbine Avenue off 63rd Street or 52nd Street to cross the AMTRAK tracks.  No detour will be posted for this short-term closure. 
Traffic on the North side of the closure will be stopped at Upland Way.  Through-traffic should consider using Upland Way to travel West to 63rd Street or taking Upland Way to the East, then 54th Street and W Jefferson Street to 52nd Street – both of which will provide a crossing of the AMTRAK line.  No detour will be posted for this short-term closure.

The temporary closure will allow City employees to do maintenance on the bridge over the railroad.  This work has been scheduled for nighttime hours in order to expedite repairs and to minimize both the disruption to motorists and danger to workers. 
 
All work will be completed and traffic will be restored by 5:00 am, Thursday, May 24.  For the duration of the work, Streets Department crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to affected drivers, residents, and businesses.  The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project. 


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