I-676 West Ramp to 22nd Street Reduced to One Lane

July 20, 2017 – The westbound Interstate 676 ramp to 22nd Street in Center City Philadelphia will be reduced from two-lanes-to-one for approximately 14 weeks beginning at 5:00 AM Friday, July 21, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Crews will restrict traffic to a single lane on the ramp as part of a traffic shift on the 22nd Street bridge over I-676 that will take place between 10:00 PM tonight (July 20) and 5:00 AM Friday, July 21. The shift will move two lanes of 22nd Street traffic onto the recently-completed west side of the replacement 22nd Street span, allowing crews to begin demolition and construction activities of the east side of the bridge. The ramp will be restored to two-lanes at the completion of the east side of the bridge.

Motorists are advised to remain alert for traffic backups extending onto westbound I-676 due to the lane closure on the ramp, especially during peak travel times. 

Also as part of the traffic shift, PennDOT will reopen the 22nd Street ramp to westbound I-676 overnight tonight (July 20) as well.  

Work on the bridge and ramp are part of PennDOT’s $64.8 million project to rebuild seven deteriorated spans over I-676 between 18th Street and 22nd Street.  

PennDOT has finished construction on the new 20th Street and 19th Street bridges as well as two new pedestrian bridges between 18th Street and 20th Street, which includes significant improvements and expansion of the public space at both pedestrian crossings.

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

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