King of Prussia, PA – Eastbound Interstate 676 will be reduced from three lanes-to-two between the 23rd Street and 8th Street interchanges in Philadelphia on Monday, June 11, through Thursday, June 14, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for installation of overhead fiber optic lines, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The fiber optic lines will be used for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) devices that are being installed as part of PennDOT’s four-year, $64.8 million project to replace seven structurally deficient bridges over I-676 between 22nd Street and 18th Street, and to make landscaping and streetscape improvements above the expressway. The project is expected to be completed later this summer, more than a year ahead of schedule.
Buckley & Company, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
For more information on the I-676 project, visit www.bridgesover676.com.