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Allens Lane Bridge Replacement

PennDOT contractors are replacing the Allens Lane bridge that carries two lanes of traffic over SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line in the West Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.


The Allens Lane Bridge has been closed between South Cresheim Road and North Cresheim Road since May 2019 when physical construction operations began. Paving operations are expected to take place in March and the road is expected to reopen in spring 2021.



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Traffic Impact

Allens Lane is currently closed and detoured between South Cresheim Road and North Cresheim Road for bridge construction operations. The closure is expected to be in place through spring 2021. During the closure, Allens Lane motorists will be directed to use Lincoln Drive, Wayne Avenue, Washington Avenue and Germantown Avenue. South Cresheim Road motorists will be additionally detoured over Emlen Street.