By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Commuters who use Kelly Drive are going to be facing some inconvenience over the next month or two.READ MORE: Wells Fargo Center Parking Lots Won't Accept Cash As Form Of Payment Starting This Weekend
PennDOT’s Charles Metzger says 3-and a half-miles of Kelly Drive is being resurfaced with an ultra-thin friction course pavement which channels storm water off the roadway.
He says the work is already underway between Hunting Park Avenue and Kelly Drive ramp to Ridge Avenue.
“Crews will be working Mondays through Saturdays with operations taking place during off peak hours and the project is expected to be done by the end of May.”READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Authorities In Montgomery County Give Update On Arrest Made After Body Found Near Schuylkill River Trail
Metzger says drivers can get updates on the construction work in a number of ways.
“Motorists can always go to our 511PA.com website, or they can dial 511 on their cell phones to get up-to-the-minute traffic conditions.”
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Metzger says it will also include upgrading 22 curb ramps along the drive.