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Lincoln Drive: Full Closure Saturday, May 4th and Weekday, Overnight Closures Begin Monday, May 6th

PHILADELPHIA – An update to the work schedule for the Lincoln Drive Restoration Project includes a new series of closures to allow for roadway improvements and the installation of impact attenuators, weather permitting, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.


A full, temporary closure is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th between Ridge and Wissahickon Avenues for roadway improvements, asphalt adjustments and the installation of impact attenuators. The closure is in effect for both directions from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes such as Walnut Lane and Schoolhouse Lane during this time frame. Detour routes will not be posted for the duration of the closure. Should the work be completed sooner, the roadway restrictions will be lifted accordingly.


Weekday, overnight closures are scheduled for the next two weeks beginning Monday, May 6th to allow the contractor to perform milling and paving operations as well as install new guide rail along the corridor. The overnight closures will between Wissahickon and Wayne Avenues from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am, Monday through Thursday nights.


These temporary closures will allow Streets Department employees and its contractors to safely access and assess multiple areas of the roadway. This work has been scheduled on Saturday and evening hours to provide the best protection for employees, expedite repairs and minimize the disruption to motorists.


The scheduled timeline is heavily dependent upon the weather. For the duration of the work, Streets Department crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to affected drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.  The Streets Department thanks residents in advance for their patience and cooperation.


Scheduled construction for The Lincoln Drive Restoration Project continues through December 2019. The contractor is A.P. Construction. Stay updated on the progress of the Lincoln Drive Restoration Project at