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Aramingo, Adams Avenue Construction Update: Spring 2019

May 06, 2019

Bridge Construction, Widening on West Side of Aramingo Avenue Nearing Completion

Spring 2019 — Widening and bridge construction on the southbound (west) side of Aramingo Avenue is expected to wrap up later this spring.

Placement of the concrete deck for the southbound (west) side of Aramingo Avenue bridge over the Frankford Creek is expected to finish by mid-June, along with widening on the southbound side of Aramingo Avenue from Church Street to Wheatsheaf Lane.

Work activities will then move to the center of Aramingo Avenue for a short interim stage to rebuild the middle section Aramingo Avenue and complete utility work this summer before moving to the east (northbound) side of the bridge and roadway later in 2019.

Aramingo Avenue will be two lanes northbound, one lane southbound during the interim stage. Once bridge  construction starts later this summer, Aramingo Avenue will be one lane northbound and two lanes southbound through the work area for the remainder of the project.

Aramingo Avenue is being widened to include four lanes between Wheatsheaf Lane and Adams Avenue and six lanes from Adams Avenue to Church Street. Turn lanes also will be added at  Church Street, the ramps to I-95 and the bridge, and to the new intersection with Adams Avenue.

Adams Avenue Connector

Construction of the new Adams Avenue Connector also continues through mid-2020. The new, half-mile long roadway between Torresdale Avenue and Aramingo Avenue will connect to Aramingo Avenue at a new signalized intersection at the completion of work. It also will tie in to the new and rebuilt ramps to I-95 and the Betsy Ross Bridge at that time.

The reconstructed Adams Avenue intersection with Torresdale Avenue will open later this year after new sidewalks are constructed on Tacony Street and that roadway is repaved from Adams Avenue to near Church Street. New traffic signals also will be installed at Adams Avenue and Torresdale Avenue.

This summer, multiple ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) ramps will be installed at Torresdale Avenue intersections from East Hunting Park Avenue to Womrath Street. Also, new sidewalks will be constructed on the north side of Torresdale Avenue between Frankford Avenue and Womrath Street, and on the south side from Orchard Street to Womrath Street, and from Frankford Avenue to Worrell Street.

Crews in 2017 finished installation of new water mains along Torresdale Avenue between Frankford Avenue and Adams Avenue as part of the Adams Avenue Connector improvements.

Much of the multi-use trail that is being built adjacent to the Connector is in place. The trail will ultimately become part of the Frankford Creek Greenway when it opens at the completion of construction on the Connector in mid-2020.

PennDOT is reconstructing, extending and improving both Adams Avenue and Aramingo Avenue to improve connections between the I-95 interchanges at Bridge Street and the Betsy Ross Bridge. The work is being done under an $81 million contract to jointly improve both roads.

A second contract to improve Aramingo Avenue between Church Street and Tacony Street will be built during the later stages of the Bridge Street Interchange Improvement Project.