PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — To drivers on the Betsy Ross Bridge, it may look like a direct connection to Aramingo Avenue is about to open. But it’s not.
“We’re looking at 2020 for those ramps,” said PennDOT spokesman Brad Rudolph.READ MORE: Triple Shooting At Penn's Landing Leaves 3 Teenagers Injured: Philadelphia Police
The newly-built ramps off the Philadelphia end of the Betsy Ross Bridge aren’t ready to connect drivers to Aramingo Avenue just yet.Philadelphia Weather: Heat Advisory In Effect Until Sunday Evening As Temperatures Hit Record Highs
They’re awaiting the two-stage reconstruction of Aramingo over the Frankford Creek and construction of an extension to Adams Avenue, Rudolph says.
“So if you live in that area and you wanted a direct connection to the Betsy Ross Bridge, this project is going to give you that,” he said.
But again, not right away. It’s more than a year off.MORE NEWS: Betts Falls Triple Shy Of Cycle, Leads Dodgers Past Phillies
Rudolph says for now, Aramingo will be one northbound lane only for the next six months, while the bridge over the Frankford Creek is rebuilt.