Travel Advisories

I-676 to Close at this Week for Paving

September 27, 2018 – Interstate 676 will be closed in both directions at night next week between the Broad Street and Interstate 76 interchanges in Philadelphia for milling and paving.

On Monday, October 1, through Thursday, October 4, eastbound I-676 will close from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, and westbound I-676 will close from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning.

Prior to each night’s full closure, eastbound I-676 will be reduced to two lanes in the work area beginning at 8:00 PM. The westbound I-676 work area will be reduced to two lanes beginning at 9:00 PM.

When I-676 east is closed, the following detours will be in place:

  • From I-76 east: Exit at 30th Street/Market Street (Exit 345); right at Arch Street; left at 30th Street; left at Market Street; left at 16th Street; right at Vine Street to the ramp to I-676 east;
  • From I-76 west: Exit at 30th Street (Exit 345); take Schuylkill Avenue to Market Street; right at Market Street; left at 16th Street; right at Vine Street to the ramp to I-676 east; and
  • Traveling east on Benjamin Franklin Parkway intending to use the 24th Street on-ramp: Follow Benjamin Franklin Parkway around Logan Circle and bear right onto Vine Street east; follow Vine Street to the ramp to I-676 east. 

When I-676 west is closed, the following detours will be in place for passenger cars and trucks to follow:

  • To I-76 East and West: Exit I-676 west at Broad Street (Route 611) Interchange; take 15th Street south; right on J.F.K. Boulevard; right on Schuylkill Avenue and follow signs to I-76 east and I-76 west;
  • From 16th Street north of J.F.K. Boulevard: Follow 16th Street north; right at Spring Garden Street; right at 15th Street; right at J.F.K. Boulevard; right on Schuylkill Avenue to ramps to I-76 east and I-76 west; and
  • From 16th Street south of J.F.K. Boulevard: Follow 16th Street north; left at J.F.K. Boulevard; right on Schuylkill Avenue to ramps to I-76 east and I-76 west. 

Optional detours for passenger cars during the closure of I-676 west include:

  • To I-76 West: Exit I-676 west at Broad Street (Route 611) Interchange; take 15th Street south; right onto local Vine Street; right on Benjamin Franklin Parkway and follow around Eakins Oval and onto Spring Garden Street to the ramp to I-76 west; and
  • From 16th Street north of J.F.K Boulevard to I-76 West: Follow 16th Street north; left onto local Vine Street; right on Benjamin Franklin Parkway and follow around Eakins Oval and onto Spring Garden Street to the ramp to I-76 west.

The overnight milling and paving are among the final stages of the four-year, $64.8 million project to replace seven structurally deficient bridges over I-676 between 22nd Street and 18th Street; to make landscaping and streetscape improvements above the expressway; and to repave I-676 between 18th Street and 22nd Street. Construction began in April 2015 and will finish in November 2018, 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. 

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