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PennDOT to Repair and Resurface 20 Miles of State Highway in Philadelphia

08/11/2016

King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that construction is scheduled to begin on a $7.2 million project to repair and resurface over 20 miles of state highway and crack seal nearly 30 miles of state highway in Philadelphia.

Crews will begin construction next week to repair and resurface the following state highways. The weather-dependent work schedule is:
 
• On Monday, August 15, through Friday, August 19, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, U.S. 13 (Hunting Park Avenue) will be restricted between Ridge Avenue and U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) for milling;
• On Monday, August 15, through Friday, August 19, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, Whitaker Avenue will be restricted between Erie Avenue and U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) for crack sealing;
• On Monday, August 15, and Tuesday, August 16, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, U.S. 13 (Hunting Park Avenue) between Ridge Avenue and U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) for base repair;
• On Monday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 17, from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM  and from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, 33rd Street will be restricted between Girard Avenue and Ridge Avenue for milling;
• On Monday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 17, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, 33rd Street will be restricted between Girard Avenue and Ridge Avenue for the adjustment of manholes, and drainage inlets;
• On Tuesday, August 16, through Thursday, August 18, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, Route 611 (Broad Street) will be restricted between Spring Garden Street and Indiana Avenue for base repair;
• On Wednesday, August 17, through Friday, August 19, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, Levick Street will be restricted between Frankford Avenue and U.S 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) for base repair:
• On Thursday, August 18, and Friday, August 19, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, Route 611 (Broad Street) will be restricted between Spring Garden Street and Indiana Avenue for milling; and
• On Thursday, August 18, and Friday, August 19, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, Passyunk Avenue will be restricted between the Schuylkill River Bridge and Broad Street (Route 611) for crack sealing.

The list below are all state highways scheduled for resurfacing under this contract:

• U.S. 13 (West Girard Avenue/North 33rd Street) between U.S. 30 (Girard Avenue) and Ridge Avenue; and
• U.S. 13 (Hunting Park Avenue) between Ridge Avenue and U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard);
• U.S. 13 (Robbins Lane/Levick Street/Frankford Avenue) between U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) and Rhawn Street;
• Route 611 (Broad Street) will be restricted between Spring Garden Street and Indiana Avenue;
• Delaware Avenue between East Allegheny Avenue and Caster Avenue;
• Civic Center Boulevard between University Avenue and Convention Avenue;
• 34th Street/Lancaster Avenue between Market Street and North 44th Street/Belmont Avenue; and
• Lancaster Avenue between Girard Avenue and Belmont Avenue/North 44th Street.
 
Under this improvement project, PennDOT will mill off the existing roadway surface and repave the eight state highways with asphalt pavement. The new pavement will seal the roadways amd provide motorists with a smoother riding surface.
 
In addition, crack sealing will be performed on 10 state highways and four ramps to prevent water from penetrating under the roadway and damaging the pavement. By sealing cracks in the pavement, PennDOT will extend the pavement life of the following state highways:
 
Bridge Street/Bustleton Avenue; Whitaker Avenue; Rising Sun Avenue; Route 3 (Chestnut Street); Route 3 (Walnut Street); Market Street; Island Avenue ramp to Interstate 95 south; Bartram Avenue ramp to I-95 north; Race Street ramp to I-95 north; I-95 south ramp to Broad Street (Route 611); U.S. 13 (Baltimore Pike); Delaware Avenue; Castor Avenue; and Passyunk Avenue.
 
James J. Anderson Construction Company, Inc., of Philadelphia, is the general contractor on the $7,279,354 contract, which is financed with 100 percent state funds. All work on the project is expected to be completed by late October.
 
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.
 
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
 
For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow Local PennDOT Information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Charles Metzger, 610-205-6801
 
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