By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Crews are scheduled to begin work to replace the steps leading from Market Street down to the Penn’s Landing waterfront.

Joe Forkin, vice president of operations and development for Delaware River Waterfront Corp. says a contractor is set to begin removing the steps and replace them with a series of ramps.

“This project is to remove those steps which are currently not ADA compliant and replace them with a multi-modal ramp that will give pedestrians, joggers, strollers the opportunity to reach the waterfront in a better way.”

ADA is Americans with Disabilities Act – which requires public facilities be made more accessible.

Forkin says detours will be posted and visitors to the waterfront will be directed to Race Street, Dock Street and Spruce street for access to Penn’s Landing and the Great Plaza.

Forkin says the series of concrete ramps should be finished by the end of November, just in time for the opening of the Blue Cross RiverRink Winter Fest.