Installation of a new water main continues at Wissinoming Street, south of Cottman Avenue on Feb. 14. Photo/PennDOT
The following is a news release from PennDOT regarding accessibility changes to I-95 during construction:
As part of the ongoing project to improve Interstate 95 and its interchange at Cottman Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to northbound I-95 will close Tuesday, March 5 for the relocation of a sanitary sewer main. The ramp is expected to reopen in late March. continue reading »
Speed display signs in the northbound lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard at Oxford Circle. NewsWorks Photo/Tom MacDonald
Some new signs on the Roosevelt Boulevard are designed to stop the need for speed.
PennDOT has put up speed display signs at three overpasses on the Roosevelt Boulevard, said spokesman Gene Blaum, so drivers will see their speed and slow down. continue reading »
First announced in June 2011 and installed this past July, three red-light cameras in the Far Northeast will be activated at the end of this week.
The cameras at Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road, Academy Road and Grant Avenue, and Woodhaven and Knights roads will go on at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 19 – Thursday night into Friday. continue reading »
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. continue reading »
Northbound I-95 traffic from Tacony will be rerouted this week in the latest round of highway construction. Image/PennDOT
As part of the ongoing project to improve the Interstate 95/Cottman Avenue Interchange in Northeast Philadelphia, the eastbound Princeton Avenue on-ramp to northbound Interstate 95 in Tacony will close for five days, beginning today for the installation of a drainage pipe 35 feet beneath the ramp.
The ramp will close Monday, March 19 at 9 a.m. and reopen Friday afternoon March 23.
During the ramp closure, eastbound Princeton Avenue motorists will be detoured north on State Road to Linden Avenue, and left at Linden Avenue to the ramp to I-95 North. Message boards and signs will be posted to direct motorists along the detour route. continue reading »
With repairs to the Holme Avenue Bridge complete, the Holme Circle Civic Association has turned its attention to the rest of the avenue, specifically, the Circle.
Serving three major roads and connecting the pockets of Winchester Park and Ashton, the Circle has seen better days. By PennDOT’s estimate, 40,000 vehicles pass through it everyday, prompting the HCCA to want a better impression form the neighborhood.
Talks of a beautification project began late last year when the bridge reopened, but HCCA members Joe Razler, Elsie Stevens and Mike Gould are now weighing their options for first steps.
“We haven’t set a fixed dollar amount yet to raise,” Gould told members. continue reading »
From the offices of Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Mike McGeehan:
State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Mike McGeehan yesterday said that the second phase of construction under the Interstate 95 Cottman-Princeton interchange project in Tacony has been temporarily delayed.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation withdrew its advertisement for construction bids in order to continue to help 12 local businesses vacate their locations and relocate. These businesses are in the direct path of the proposed new interchange. continue reading »
Princeton Avenue was to become a two-way street between Torresdale Avenue and State Road as of 3 p.m. today.
A seven-block section of Princeton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia that currently carries only eastbound traffic will become a two-way street on Monday when crews open it to westbound traffic between State Road and Torresdale Avenue.
PennDOT said the new westbound lane is scheduled to open by 3 p.m. Monday (Nov. 14). Prior to changing the street to a two-way pattern, crews will restrict eastbound Princeton Avenue to a single lane east of Torresdale Avenue to paint new traffic lines.
Once the new westbound lane is in service, Princeton Avenue will carry one lane of westbound traffic alongside a single eastbound lane. continue reading »
The re-opening of the Holme Avenue Bridge was one of the main discussion points at the October Holme Circle Civic Association meeting. Photo by Stephen Schultz.
The Holme Circle Civic Association held its annual “Meet the Candidates Night” during its monthly meeting on Wednesday at St. Jerome’s School Hall.
The local candidates in attendance were City Councilman Brian O’Neill and Democratic challenger Bill Rubin; Democratic at-large Councilman Jim Kenney represented by his aide, John DelRica; Republican candidates Denny O’Brien and Michael Untermeyer; and Republican candidate for City Commissioner Al Schmidt represented by his aide, Steven Boc. Each candidate was given five minutes to expound on their platforms culminating with questions from the 40 member audience. continue reading »
The Holme Avenue Bridge re-opened the afternoon of Oct. 25. Photo by Stephen Schultz
Months of work and detours culminated at 2 p.m. yesterday when the Holme Avenue Bridge re-opened.
Work on the Holme Circle bridge began earlier this year with partial lane closures, but by the end of June, both lanes on either side closed for good after PennDOT and Buckley Construction found structural deficiencies.
PennDOT assured Holme Circle residents the bridge would re-open by Christmas — a long time, given commuters hadn’t expected it, but far sooner than if repairs had continued with partial lane openings, as was the original plan. continue reading »