A traffic ramp used by tens of thousands of drivers daily to get from Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia onto the westbound Schuylkill Expressway is being closed today for more than two months for reconstruction work.
A major PennDOT paving project begins tonight along the Roosevelt Boulevard and it could affect the morning commute for drivers for the next few months.
Penndot spokesman Charles Metzger says the agency already has workers out, getting ready for the next snowstorm, which is predicted to hit us on Sunday evening.
Another winter blast blanketed the region Saturday with a modest covering of snow, but it still caused some problems for area residents.
PennDOT had a plan in place for the snow that was forecast for Sunday, but it couldn’t keep up with the snow that actually fell.
Penndot spokesman Charles Metzger says it’s a busy stretch that carries about 34,000 cars a day.
The 84-year-old, steel-girder drawbridge across the Schuylkill River will be in the upright position through January 18th while they do the repair work on the bridge’s bearings.
“It is an 8,000 gallon tractor-trailer full of salt brine,” Penndot spokesman Charles Metzger explains.
No one likes driving on worn-out roads, but many drivers don’t like the solution either: closing lanes on those roads so they can be repaved.
Two are dead in the Juniata section of Philadelphia because of speeding in slippery conditions this morning.
The new, 8,500-square-foot building replaces the two smaller buildings that could no longer accommodate the more than 130,000 visitors who stop into the center each year.
The construction between University Avenue and South Street is scheduled to begin 8 p.m Friday and continue until 8 p.m Sunday.