PennDOT construction means lane closures along Roosevelt Boulevard

The following information is from PennDOT regarding lane closures along Roosevelt Boulevard:

Daytime weekday lane closures are scheduled on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia for the next month for the resurfacing of eight crosswalks as part of a $2.8 million project to enhance safety by signalizing and removing mid-block crosswalks.

PennDOT’s contractor is working on Roosevelt Boulevard to establish a new crosswalk at Friendship Street; signalize existing mid-block crosswalks at Longshore Avenue, Faunce Street, Bowler Street, Tomlinson Road and Whitaker Avenue; and remove mid-block crosswalks at Smylie, Benner, Loney and St. Vincent streets and Princeton Avenue. 

In addition, crews are building emergency pull-off areas along Roosevelt Boulevard in the center median at 12 locations and installing electronic message signs above the inner lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard where it goes under Oxford Circle, Cottman Avenue and Pennypack Circle to advise drivers of their speed and the posted speed limit.

Weather permitting, the contractor’s resurfacing schedule next week is:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday (July 31-Aug. 1) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m ., lane closures will occur on the northbound Route 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) inside and outside lanes between Comly Street and Loney Street; and
  • Thursday and Friday (Aug. 2 -3 ) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m ., lane closures will occur on the southbound Route 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) inside and outside lanes between Rhawn Street and Comly Street.

Roosevelt Boulevard motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel during construction because slowdowns will occur.

This safety improvement project, which is scheduled to finish in December, is part of the ongoing effort by PennDOT and Philadelphia Streets Department to enhance safety on Route 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard).

Wampole-Miller, Inc. of Conshohocken, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the $2,868,261 safety improvement project that is financed with federal funds.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.

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