Road warrior outlook for weekend of March 17-18

Weekend construction and delays for northwest Philadelphia and commutes

St. Patrick’s festivities will no doubt be in full swing this partly sunny weekend, but before you head down to Paddy’s Pub, there are a few travel adjustments you might want to make.

There are no major road construction projects planned for this weekend in Northwest Philadelphia. In addition, SEPTA is not anticipating any delays at this time.

Road repairs continue on W. Allens Lane in Mt. Airy. The Water Department indicates that W. Allens Lane remains closed between Wissahickon and Wayne Avenues. Wissahickon Avenue is closed between Mt. Airy Avenue and Allens Lane.

The Water Department said on its website that work on W. Allens Lane from Cresheim to McCallum Streets was expected to be finished on March 16.


Heading to Center City

If you’re driving to Center City, the I-76 West ramp to Chestnut Street will be closed for bridge inspection. On Saturday, it will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday it’ll be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday is the first of a weekly closure of Kelly Drive until May 6 due to Philadelphia Rowing Association Regattas (Manny Flicks). The detours will last from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drivers will be detoured to the Strawberry Mansion ramp to Fountain Green Drive from Reservoir Drive.

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