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08/09/2018
Lincoln Drive Full Weekend Closures to Continue the Month of August

Lincoln Drive Full Weekend Closures to Continue the Month of August

PHILADELPHIA – Full weekend closures between Ridge Avenue and Wissahickon Avenue along Lincoln Drive will continue throughout the remainder of the month of August announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. As part of the next phase of the Lincoln Drive Restoration Project, the weekend closures will allow construction crews to perform drainage improvements and install a new storm sewer along Lincoln Drive.

Beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Fridays, motorists using Lincoln Drive should expect to be detoured between Ridge and Wissahickon Avenues.  The closure will continue throughout the weekend, with Lincoln Drive reopening to traffic no later than 6:00 a.m. on Mondays. The following weekends are included in the closure: August 10-13; August 17-20; and August 24-27. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes during this phase of the project.  The overnight daily closures in effect since May 14th will continue from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, along with daytime intermittent single-lane closures between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.      

Variable message boards will display closure announcements at major approaches to Lincoln Drive providing motorists advance notification of the closure. Overhead digital boards found along the I-76 corridor will display Lincoln Drive closure announcements courtesy of PennDOT.

The contractor, A.P. Construction Inc., and the City of Philadelphia expect construction for the Lincoln Drive Restoration Project to continue through December 2019.   The Streets Department thanks the citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming construction phase.  Stay updated on the progress of the Lincoln Drive Restoration Project at http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/transportation/lincoln-drive-project.

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Map – Weekend Closure Ridge to Wissahickon Avenues