Portion of Girard Avenue to be closed for SEPTA trolley track replacement

SEPTA is scheduled to close Girard Avenue between Broad Street and 15th Street in Philadelphia for nearly a month beginning next Monday morning for trolley track replacement.

The road will close starting at 7 a.m. on June 19. The closure will be in place through Sunday, July 16, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Monday.

During construction, drivers on eastbound Girard Avenue will be detoured south on Ridge Avenue, east on Poplar Street and north on 13th Street.

Westbound Girard Avenue traffic will be directed to travel north on 13th Street, west on Master Street and south on Ridge Avenue.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area or use an alternate route.

Officials say SEPTA's work schedule is dependent on the weather.

More Information on Traffic Projects: www.projects.penndot.gov.

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