Construction begins on Lincoln Drive upgrade

Morning and evening rush hours won't be affected much.

Mike DeNardo
April 30, 2018 - 11:01 am
Street construction

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- An upgrade is in the works for Lincoln Drive, starting Monday, and it will mean some inconvenience for off-peak drivers.

The scenic drive between East Falls and Germantown is in for $12 million worth of improvements, including resurfacing, new streetlights, a new look for the retaining wall north of Forbidden Drive and a new walking path north of Wissahickon Avenue. The Water Department is also replacing a storm water sewer at Harvey Street.

Along with this work comes some inconvenience for drivers. The good news: All travel lanes will remain open for the morning and evening rush hours. However, midday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. there may be single-lane closures. And overnight between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., the road will close completely.

And this work is going to be with us for a while. The Streets Department expects construction to last until the end of 2019.