Ben Franklin Bridge
The next phase of the PATCO rail reconstruction project is now underway and should not cause as many delays for riders.
An overturned vehicle is causing a major backup on the Ben Franklin Bridge, westbound into the city.
If you’re traveling between Philadelphia and South Jersey this morning, be aware: The Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. in both directions.
The past few months of having only a single track to get over the bridge caused some headaches for commuters.
The DRPA also says four lanes to Pennsylvania will be open during morning rush hours and four lanes to New Jersey will be open for the afternoon rush hour.
Ben Franklin Bridge commuters should be able to breathe a sigh of relief next week.
In a letter to residents here by the bridge when the construction began, the DRPA warned of high levels of noise during the sandblasting and painting of the bridge. That was scheduled to go through tomorrow, but the DRPA says they finished the painting on Sunday.
Inside the anchorages on either side of the Ben Franklin Bridge — long-forgotten trolley stops that were never put into service.
Commuters on the Ben Franklin Bridge have been inconvenienced with lane closures and gaps in PATCO service since Memorial Day.
Riders should get ready for those long waits at rush hour through about mid-October.
Some good news for commuters who use the PATCO high speed line. Full service across the Ben Franklin Bridge returns on Monday, but don’t get used to it.
According to the fire department, an overturned tractor trailer is backing up traffic near the Ben Franklin Bridge Wednesday afternoon.
Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says ridership on PATCO trains is down more than six percent over last year.
The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.
A PATCO train was stuck on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge for about 40 minutes Tuesday night.