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Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge Closed Monday Night for Paving in Philadelphia


King of Prussia, PA – Grays Ferry Avenue will be closed and detoured between University Avenue and 47th Street in Philadelphia from 6:00 PM Monday, September 14, to 5:00 AM Tuesday, September 15, for paving of the bridge over the Schuylkill River, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

During the closure, motorists normally using the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge will be directed to the Passyunk Avenue Bridge over a detour route that uses Interstate 76 and Lindbergh Boulevard.

Crews will be placing a latex overlay paving material on the bridge’s recently-repaired concrete deck. The paving operation is one of the final stages of a $13.3 million project that got underway in late 2018 to rehabilitate the bridge’s structural components, upgrade its drainage system, repair and repave its concrete deck, install new sidewalks and protected bicycle lanes, and complete a number of improvements to Grays Ferry Avenue on both sides of the bridge.

All scheduled activities are weather dependent. Motorists should avoid the area or allow extra time for travel through the work zone.

Buckley and Company Inc., of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the project which is financed with 100 percent state funds. The entire project is expected to be completed late this year. For more information, visit

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signage and relevant training.

For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit

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