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Grays Ferry Avenue Lane Closure Scheduled at Night Oct. 15 for Bridge Paving in Philadelphia

October 13, 2020 – Grays Ferry Avenue between 34th Street/University Avenue and 47th Street in Southwest Philadelphia will be reduced to a single lane with flagging on Thursday, October 15, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for paving of the bridge over the Schuylkill River, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Crews will be placing a latex overlay paving material on the bridge’s recently-repaired concrete deck. The paving operation is one of the final stages under a $13.3 million project that got underway in late 2018 to rehabilitate the bridge’s structural components, upgrade its drainage system, repair and repave its concrete deck, install new sidewalks and protected bicycle lanes, and complete a number of improvements to Grays Ferry Avenue on both sides of the bridge.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signage and relevant training.

Buckley and Company Inc., of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the project which is financed with 100 percent state funds.