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STREETS DEPARTMENT COMPLETES WORK ON WESTMORELAND STREET PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REMOVAL PROJECT
Street Opening During Week of May 14 Along with a Change in Traffic Direction
 
PHILADELPHIA –   Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that the Westmoreland Street Pedestrian Bridge Removal Project, located between 3rd and 5th Streets on Westmoreland, is expected to be completed by the end of the week of May 14, weather permitting. The street will then be opened to traffic along with a change in direction for vehicular traffic.
 
The contractor, H & K Group, Inc., performed construction work consisting of the complete removal of the existing pedestrian bridge between 3rd and 4th Streets over the abandoned railroad cut, constructed a new roadway, sidewalks, curbs, street lights, and ADA ramps.  The new section of Westmoreland Street, from 3rd to 4th Streets, includes an 11–foot travel lane with an 8–foot wide shoulder along the south curb line, 7–foot bike lane along the north curb lane.
 
This project also included providing an improved traffic flow through the area. The direction for vehicular traffic along two streets were changed:

Westmoreland Street, between North 3rd and 5th Streets, changed to a one-way, westbound street.
Lawrence Street, between Ontario Street and Westmoreland Street, changed to a one-way, southbound street. 

 
The Streets Department thanks citizens for their patience and cooperation throughout the duration of this project.
 


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