PHILADELPHIA – Lincoln Drive between Wissahickon Avenue and Ridge Avenue / Kelly Drive will have the “inbound” or southbound lanes closed on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.  The following temporary closure is scheduled to be in effect from approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday until 7:00 PM Sunday:

  • Southbound Lincoln Drive traffic will be detoured at Cliveden Street.  Hard closure will be in place at Wissahickon Avenue.  Closure signs will be posted along Wissahickon Avenue and Rittenhouse Street.
  • Northbound traffic will not be affected.

The temporary closure will allow City employees and contractors to safely work along this winding stretch of road.  This work has been scheduled for weekend hours to allow enough time to complete repairs, minimize disruption to motorists, and provide a safe work environment for the workers.  City Contractors will be setting up temporary signage and barriers to maintain a safe traffic flow in the area.

All work will be completed, and the lanes will be restored by Sunday evening to ensure that the road will be open for weekday traffic.  For the duration of the work, Streets Department crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to effected drivers, residents, and businesses.  The Streets Department thanks motorists in advance for their patience and cooperation as we work to improve the roadway.