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01/22/2018
Construction Begins On The WestMoreLand Street Bridge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 22, 2018
 
 
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON THE WESTMORELAND STREET PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE REMOVAL PROJECT
Closed for Construction Beginning January 29
 
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that the notice to proceed for the Westmoreland Street Pedestrian Bridge Removal Project, located between 3rd and 4th Streets, has been issued to H & K Group, Inc. Beginning this week the contractor will commence on–site preparations, and begin mobilizing for construction activities. Starting on January 29, the existing pedestrian bridge will be completely closed to pedestrian traffic due to construction.
 
Bridge closure and pedestrian detour signs will be posted to direct travelers around the worksite. Construction is expected to be completed by summer of this year.
 
This project involves the complete removal of the existing pedestrian bridge, located along Westmoreland Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, over the abandoned railroad cut.  After the bridge is removed, the existing railroad cut will be filled-in, and a new roadway will be constructed to continue Westmoreland Street through from 3rd and 4th Streets. The project also includes installation of new sidewalks, curbs, street lights, and ADA ramps. The proposed roadway will include an 11-foot travel lane with an 8-foot wide shoulder along the south curb line, 7-foot bike lane along the north curb lane, and new line stripping.
 
The amount of the construction contract is approximately $850,000.00, and it is being funded by through a Federal TIGER grant.
 
The Streets Department thanks the citizens for their efforts and involvement during the design phase of this project.  It also thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming construction phase.