UPDATE — The Holme Circle Civic Association will have a meeting June 29 at 7p.m. at St. Jerome School Hall to discuss the latest developments.
PennDOT has announced the closure of the Holme Avenue Bridge due to “serious deterioration.” The bridge will remain closed until work is completed later this year.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)today announced that Holme Avenue will be closed and detoured betweenWillits Avenue and Route 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) in Philadelphia beginning Monday afternoon at about 2 p.m. in connection with a bridge replacement project.
Construction began last November on this project, with one lane closed in each direction on the bridge.
However, the work has uncovered serious deterioration, including lengthy cracks in the deck and in a supporting abutment. For safety reasons, PennDOT’s contractor has stopped work and must fully close the bridge to traffic before proceeding with dismantling the current structure. continue reading »