PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — PennDOT says it will be closing the Vine Street Expressway for three nights this week, beginning Tuesday night. It’s part of the ongoing bridge reconstruction project.
PennDOT’s Bob Kent says the work is part of the $64.8 million project to rebuild deteriorated bridges over the Vine Street Expressway.READ MORE: Preparations Underway For The Salute To America Independence Day Parade In Philadelphia
“This work will be done overnight Tuesday through Thursday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.,” Kent said. “The Vine Street Expressway will be closed and detoured in both directions between Interstate 76 and Broad Street.”READ MORE: Suspect Arrested Following Fatal Stabbing In Wissahickon: Philadelphia Police
Crews will be demolishing the 18th Street Bridge, the last of seven bridges to undergo reconstruction. The project started in 2015 and is expected to be completed next year.MORE NEWS: Chick-Fil-A Earns Top Spot For Customer Satisfaction In America For Eighth Straight Year: Report
The plan also calls for expanding and improving public space on and around the spans.