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  • Travel Advisory (5/1/2021) Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge Reduced to Single Lane May 5 for Paving in Philadelphia Grays Ferry Avenue will be reduced to a single lane with flagging between 34th Street/University Avenue and 47th Street in Southwest Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 5, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for paving on the bridge over …
  • News (4/28/2021) PENNDOT HIGHLIGHTS 2021 PHILADELPHIA REGION CONSTRUCTION SEASON, HIGHLIGHTS MORE THAN 200 PROJECTS MOTORISTS REMINDED TO DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY IN WORK ZONES April 28. 2021 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today highlighted more than 200 highway and bridge projects anticipated to begin or continue across PennDOT’s five-county District 6 region, spanning Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and …
  • Federal REAL ID Enforcement Begins Oct. 1, 2021 (4/3/2021) PennDOT has surpassed 1 million optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses, ID cards Harrisburg, PA – With only six months left until the federal enforcement of REAL ID begins for commercial domestic air travel and other federal purposes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding Pennsylvania residents who want a REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo …
  • PennDOT Extends Expiration Dates on Driver Licenses, ID Cards, and Learner’s Permits (3/3/2021) Commercial product extensions set to expire March 31, 2021 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that expiration dates for commercial driver licenses and commercial learner’s permits will be extended for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts. This will be the final extension for the following products’ expiration dates: …
  • Construction Update: Winter 2020-21 (1/29/2021) Construction Update: Winter 2020-21 Bridge’s Top Side Rehab Substantially Completed Winter 2020-21 — With structural and deck repairs on the top side of the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge over the Schuylkill River now substantially completed and the bridge opened to four lanes of traffic, final paving of the bridge’s approaches, line painting, completion of the …
  • Fall 2020 Construction Update (9/10/2020) Fall 2020 Construction Update Eastbound Paving to Finish this Fall Fall 2020 – With the structural repairs completed on the eastbound side of the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge over the Schuylkill River,  the contractor will finish placing the Latex Modified Concrete (LMC) riding surface and finish construction of the protected sidewalk/bicycle lane on the bridge’s …
  • Notice (9/9/2020) PennDOT Installing Westbound Protected Bike Lane in Spring 2021 October 2020 – PennDOT anticipates that a modular curb system with flexible delineator posts will be installed in Spring 2021 on the westbound side of the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge over the Schuylkill River. This project safety enhancement will make the boundary between the westbound bike …
  • Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Underway (3/10/2020) Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today announced that enforcement of the statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) program begins next week. Today marks the end of a 60-day pre-enforcement period that was required by Act 86 of 2018, which established the AWZSE program. “Through the Automated …
  • Winter 2019/2020 Construction Update (1/14/2020) Winter 2019/2020 Construction Update Construction Continues on Eastbound Side Winter 2019/2020 — With repairs completed to the westbound side of the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge over the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia, two lanes of traffic have been shifted onto the rehabilitated westbound lanes as the contractor continues to repair the eastbound side of the …
  • Wolf Administration Announces Start of Construction on I-76 Viaducts (3/25/2019) March 25, 2019 Wolf Administration Announces Start of Construction on I-76 Viaducts King of Prussia, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that construction will begin Thursday, April 4, on a project to rehabilitate two Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) viaducts, including the 6,120-foot-long structure between the Interstate 676 and University Avenue exits in Center City …