PHILADELPHIA – Lincoln Drive between Wissahickon Avenue and Ridge Avenue / Kelly Drive will be closed temporarily in both directions on Saturday, December 4 announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.  The following temporary full-closure is scheduled to be in effect from approximately 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday:

  • Southbound Lincoln Drive traffic will be detoured at Wissahickon Drive. Detour signs will carry traffic to the end of Lincoln Drive at Ridge Avenue, by way of Walnut Lane.
  • Northbound traffic will be detoured at all entrances to the south end of Lincoln Drive. No detour is provided for northbound traffic. Walnut Lane or Schoolhouse Lane are suggested alternate routes.

The temporary closure will allow City employees to safely work along this winding stretch of road.  Due to the volume of workers and equipment, pedestrian and bicycle traffic are also prohibited during this closure. This work has been scheduled for weekend hours to expedite repairs, minimize disruption to motorists, and provide a safe work environment for the workers.  Police Department assistance will be on site to help maintain a safe traffic flow in the area.

All work will be completed, and the lanes will be restored by 4:00 p.m. Saturday. For the duration of the work, Streets Department crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to affected drivers, residents, and businesses.  The Streets Department thanks motorists in advance for their patience and cooperation as we work to improve the roadway.