Weekend Road Warrior outlook: Don’t be an April fool stuck in traffic.

As far as I can tell, SEPTA’s Regional Rail schedule change isn’t an April fool’s prank. But if you fail to check their new schedule, effective Sunday, you might feel like one.

The Chestnut Hill East and West lines are among those changed, along with the Norristown/Manayunk line. The new schedule is posted at stations, but is also available online.


Phila Streets

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For Monday, the 100 block of Hagys Mill Rd. in Roxborough will be closed from 6 a.m. until July 13. The gate will be closed and locked for the Manor Rd. Repairs Project. However, the gate will be opened on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for delivery and oversized vehicle needs.

In Mt. Airy, the water main work on West Allens Lane from Wissahickon Ave. to Wayne Ave. is complete and street restoration is set to take place. Once that is complete, work from Bryan St. to Germantown Ave. is set to start the week of April 14.

Also, with Spring comes pothole season. Although it’s way less exciting, the Streets Department warns Philadelphians to be on the lookout for potholes. Over 4,900 have already been repaired this year.

The Streets Department also encourages anyone who finds potholes to call and report them at (215) 686-5560 or 311.



Friday if you’re traveling to Northeast Philadelphia remember that it’s riddled with lane closures due to bridge repairs.

The right lane of I-95 between Franklin Mills Rd. and Millbrook Rd. (North and South) will be closed Firday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a bridge inspection.  

Also, another bridge inspection will cause the right lane of PA 63 (Woodhaven Rd.) East to close Friday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The right lane of PA 63 (Woodhaven Rd. West will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon.

Eugene Blaum, assistant press secretary for PENNDOT, said residents can expect to see more bridge closures on weekends.

Blaum said PENNDOT performs bridge inspections year-round, but due to some areas being more congested with traffic, a few bridge inspections are done on weekends to minimize traffic.

If you have a bridge near you that has a weight restriction, Blaum also said you should expect to see closures for inspections once a year. Otherwise, bridges are inspected once every two years.

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