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Lincoln Drive Overnight Northbound Lane Closures Resume June 16th

PHILADELPHIA – An update to the work schedule for the Lincoln Drive Restoration Project includes the continuation of a series of closures to allow for roadway improvements, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. The closures and subsequent work are weather permitting.  


Beginning Tuesday June 16th, overnight closures are scheduled between Ridge and Wissahickon Avenues between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. to allow for roadway reflector placement, final line striping, resetting of inlets and remaining asphalt work to be completed.  Guide rail installation is anticipated to follow.


Motorists using Lincoln Drive should expect to be detoured at the City Avenue Bridge. The work will involve full, temporary closures of the Northbound lanes. Motorists may use Ridge Avenue and Walnut Lane as alternate routes. Detour routes will be posted for the duration of the closure.  Should the work be completed sooner, roadway restrictions will be lifted accordingly.


The temporary closures will allow Streets Department employees and its contractors to safely access areas scheduled for work on the roadway. This work has been scheduled during the evening and into overnight hours to provide the best protection for employees, expedite repairs and minimize the disruption to motorists. For the duration of the work, Streets Department crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to affected motorists.  The Streets Department thanks residents in advance for their patience and cooperation.