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Expect Traffic Mayhem Around City Hall In Philadelphia For Rest Of April

file photo (by KYW's Tim McLaughlin)

file photo (by KYW’s Tim McLaughlin)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you’re accustomed to driving around Philadelphia city hall on your daily commute, you might want to consider another route.
PennDOT says crews will be doing major street work there during the next two weeks beginning Sunday at 7 p.m.

PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says the crews are going to be tying up at least two lanes of traffic on the streets surrounding City Hall for major renovation work.

“15th Street, South Penn Square, East Penn Square, and JFK Boulevard, Sundays through Fridays, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and on weekdays, Mondays through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,” adds Blaum.

That work includes digging up and milling the road surface, adjusting a number of manholes, resurfacing the road, and painting traffic lines.

Blaum says Philadelphia police will be out in force trying to direct the traffic, but motorists should expect extensive delays at times as crews do that work.

He says, work will proceed – weather permitting – at a rapid rate. Blaum says the contractor is scheduled to finish the job by Friday, April 29. But good weather conditions could accelerate completion before that deadline.

Reported by Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio

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