PennDOT Completes Major Construction on U.S. 13 South over U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard), Reopens Ramp in Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that the bridge that carries the southbound U.S. 13/Hunting Park Avenue ramp over U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia was reopened this afternoon under a $7.79 million replacement project.

While the ramp bridge has reopened to traffic, periodic daytime and nighttime lane closures will be in place as needed through the work area to perform various post-construction punch list operations.

Under this contract, PennDOT’s contractor removed the existing single-span, steel plate girder bridge, and replaced the structure with a single-span, prestressed concrete bridge that provides additional vertical clearance.

The scope of work also included constructing retaining wall extensions on the approaches of the new bridge; performing full depth paving; and installing and constructing a new sidewalk, ADA curb ramps, a new traffic signal, highway lighting, guiderail and pavement markings.

South State, Inc. of Bridgeton, N.J., is the general contractor on this bridge improvement project, which is financed with 100% federal funds.