Pack some patience for the Lincoln Drive restoration project

Construction is set to begin on the Lincoln Drive restoration project Monday, April 30, the Philadelphia Streets Department announced.

Drivers can expect improvements to Lincoln Drive, between Ridge Avenue and Wayne Avenue which include milling and resurfacing. A replacement of the median barrier and drainage improvements are also anticipated.

Day and night work on the project is required in order to complete in a timely fashion. The city anticipates:
-- Work between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. should have minimal impact.
-- Temporary lane closures will take place in the off-peak daytime hours of 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., north of Wissahickon Avenue.
-- Travel lanes will be open during the morning and evening rush hours.
-- Work from 9 p.m. - 6 a.m. will involve full lane closures with signed detours.

Other traffic improvements, such as traffic signal mast arms and poles at all five signalized intersections will take place. Additionally, the Philadelphia Water Department will replace a storm sewer at Harvey Street.

Construction is expected to last until the end of 2019. The construction is being funded with 80% Federal dollars and 20% City dollars.