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Traffic Advisory for PVAMC Area

Bridge closed sign

Follow recommended detours to avoid delays.

By Public Affairs Office
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Division of Public Safety has been notified that the University Avenue/34th Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River will be closed for approximately 3 weeks beginning on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.  The bridge will be closed to all traffic - pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular.  All driving commuters should expect an increase in traffic congestion during this time. 

Please follow posted detour signs for trucks and cars. PennDOT has planned the following detours: 

  • Northbound truck traffic will be detoured over I-76 East, 28th St., Passyunk Ave., I-76 West, South St., Spruce St. and 38th St.;
  • Southbound truck traffic will be detoured over Spruce St., South St., I-76 East, 28th St., Passyunk Ave., I-76 East and 34th St.; and     
  • Cars will be detoured over Grays Ferry Ave., Woodland Ave. and 38th St. 
  • Additionally, Spruce Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 34th Street to 38th Street at 12:00am (midnight) on Friday, January 4, 2013, to 5am on Monday, January 7, 2013, for installation of a crane. Follow marked detour signs.       

Click here for a map of the suggested detour route.


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