Portions of Girard and Ridge Avenues to Close for Construction

Next week through August 5th, SEPTA will block the roads for trolley track replacement.

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SEPTA will close portions of Girard and Ridge avenues next week for construction.

The closures are part of a trolley track replacement project.

Here are the work schedules for each street, per the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation:

Girard Avenue
  • Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 27th, Girard Avenue will close between 17th Street and 20th Street. Eastbound drivers will be detoured over Poplar Street and Broad Street. Westbound drivers will be detoured over 13th Street, Master Street, Ridge Avenue and College Avenue.
Ridge Avenue
  • Starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 27th, Ridge Avenue will close between Thompson Street and Poplar Street. Northbound drivers will be detoured over 16th Street and Master Street. Southbound drivers will be detoured over Thompson Street and 17th Street.

Closures for both streets will last through Saturday, August 5th. Local access will be maintained outside the construction zone.

Slowdowns on neighboring streets are expected. SEPTA advises drivers to allow extra time when traveling near the work areas.

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