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Lincoln Drive Restoration Project Update: Overnight, Weekend Closure Extended to October 19 & 20

PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced that overnight, weekend closures will be extended as part of the Lincoln Drive Restoration Project. Lincoln Drive between Ridge and Wayne Avenues is scheduled to be closed Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th from 9pm to 8am, each day. The road will reopen during the day time. The closure extension is required to allow the contractor to continue installing new concrete median barrier, continue storm water drainage work, and continue resurfacing along Lincoln Drive.

During the overnight closures, motorists using Lincoln Drive should expect to be detoured between Ridge and Wayne Avenue (see Map below) from 9pm to 8am. Alternative routes for motorists traveling northbound and southbound include Ridge Avenue to Walnut Lane, and Cliveden Street. Variable board messages will be placed at major approaches to Lincoln Drive to give motorists advance notification of the weekend closure.

Regularly scheduled overnight closures will resume on Sunday through Thursday, from 9pm to 6am throughout the month of October. Day time work will also continue this month with the use of temporary, intermittent, single-lane closures between Wissahickon and Ridge Avenues during the off-peak hours of 9am to 4pm. 

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 project. Stay updated on the progress of the Lincoln Drive Restoration Project at