Construction Update: Fall 2023

Viaduct Rehabilitation, Expressway Paving Completed

Punch list items to be completed and the Cayuga Street ramp reopened later this fall 

Repaving of the entire U.S. 1/Roosevelt Expressway was completed in late summer, leaving only “punch list” construction to be completed this fall before all work wraps up on PennDOT’s five-year $95.5 million project to rehabilitate the half-mile-long Wayne Avenue Viaduct over SEPTA and the Nicetown neighborhood in Philadelphia.

The temporary construction barrier in place since the start of the project was removed in mid-summer to substantially complete the viaduct’s structural rehabilitation while remaining substructure repairs, painting, and installation of new lighting were made to the underside of the structure.

The expressway on both sides of the viaduct was milled, repaved, and line-striped from 9th Street to Interstate 76. The viaduct’s new concrete deck was diamond ground to obtain a uniformly smooth surface due to staged construction, and will be finished with an epoxy overlay to protect the new deck.

Punch list tasks will be completed by mid-December and the Cayuga Street ramp to southbound U.S. 1 will reopen to mark the project’s completion.

PennDOT began rehabilitating the Wayne Junction Viaduct between the Broad Street and Wissahickon/Germantown Avenue exits in early 2019. Repairs were made to the viaduct’s structural components, the steel superstructure was repainted, and a new concrete deck was placed on the 2,589-foot-long structure. The bridge’s support piers and abutments also were rehabilitated and painted in a color that complements the new color applied to the superstructure.

Several new sign structures also were installed under the contract, including replacement of highway signs on and near U.S. 1. Additionally, several digital message boards were placed on northbound and southbound Broad Street and on I-76 to communicate with motorists traveling along regional highways. 

In addition to work on the viaduct, the project included repairs and repainting of the structural steel and abutments at the Fox Street bridge over U.S. 1. Following the installation of a new water main, the overpass was repaved, and ADA sidewalk ramps were installed.