Vine St. Expressway (I-676) to close overnight this week for construction

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Overnight closures on I-676: Rick Williams reports during Action News at 12:30 p.m. on June 12, 2017. (WPVI)

Starting Monday night and for the next four days, the Vine Street Expressway (I-676) will be shut down overnight in both directions between the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) and Broad Street.

PennDOT crews will be working on construction of the new 22nd Street bridge and on demolition of the existing 18th Street bridge, the last of seven bridges over I-676 to undergo construction.

The work will underway, and closures in effect, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Detours will be in place during the construction hours.

In addition, the 22nd Street ramp to I-676 West closed Monday morning for reconstruction.
The ramp is expected to remain closed for three to four weeks.

Traffic normally using the I-676 ramp for access to westbound I-76 will be detoured north on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Spring Garden Street ramp to I-76 west. Motorists using the 22nd Street ramp to access eastbound I-76 will be directed west on JFK Boulevard, south on 30th Street, left on Chestnut Street and right on Schuylkill Avenue to the I-76 east ramp at Walnut Street.

Both operations are part of PennDOT's $64.8 million project to rebuild deteriorated spans over I-676 between 18th Street and 22nd Street.
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