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Travel Lanes Shift, Ramp Closures For Walt Whitman Bridge Corridor Rehabilitation At I-76
As part of the ongoing Walt Whitman Bridge I-76 Corridor Rehabilitation Project, there will be several shifts to travel lanes and work areas beginning Monday, October 5, 2020.
The new traffic pattern will be shifted from the right lane and shoulder to the left and center lanes of the I-76 expressway.
Traffic will be shifted in the westbound direction on I-76 during the overnight hours of Monday, October 5 to Tuesday, October 6.
Eastbound lanes on I-76 will be shifted during the overnight hours of Tuesday, October 6 to Wednesday, October 7. During the shift of the eastbound lanes, the ramp from Penrose Avenue to the Walt Whitman Bridge will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. to accommodate the shift.
Variable message signs will be in place to direct traffic along Packer Avenue to Broad Street.
In addition, there will also be temporary ramp closures associated with this phase:
Beginning the week of October 12, the ramp from I-76 westbound to 7th Street and the ramp from Packer Avenue/Darien Street to the Walt Whitman Bridge will be closed until the end of October.
Once work is completed on those ramps, the ramp from I-76 westbound to Broad Street will also be closed for three weeks. Signs will be in place to redirect motorists around the ramp closures.
Motorists are advised to use extra caution as they travel through the work area.
The work for the project will take place along approximately two miles of the I-76 corridor between the toll plaza and the I-76/Passyunk Avenue interchange. Improvements include pavement rehabilitation by milling and overlay, select areas of full-depth pavement reconstruction with curb replacement, minor shoulder grading, addition of drainage inlets, removal and replacement of latex modified concrete on bridge decks, bearing rehabilitation, rehabilitation of pedestrian tunnels, installation of new light poles and electrical lines, installation of new fiber optic lines, and the removal and replacement of sign structures.
The project is scheduled to be completed in the Winter of 2023.
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