Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation


PennDOT has started to rehabilitate the existing Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge which includes "repairing the structural steel, concrete substructure, bearings and steel box girder pier caps; replacing expansion joints; resurfacing the bridge deck with a new latex modified concrete overlay; and milling and paving the approaches on Grays Ferry Avenue from 48th Street to 35th Street."

Cyclists and pedestrians take note - this rehabiliation project includes the creation of a "10-foot wide, barrier‐separated multi‐use trail on the eastbound side of the bridge; realigning the approach roadways on both sides of the bridge to accommodate the trail; upgrading pedestrian facilities at the intersections of Grays Ferry Avenue and Paschall Avenue and Fed Ex driveway; and installing new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment, signing, pavement markings and lighting throughout the project limits."

During the first stage of construction, westbound Grays Ferry Avenue will be closed between Grove Street and Paschall Avenue, and traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on the eastbound side of Grays Ferry Avenue.

The entire project is to be completed in late 2020.

Learn more about this project and other District 6 PennDOT projects here.

How does this project relate to Schuylkill Banks? Once completed, this project will create safer access to the Grays Ferry Crescent trail entrance on the east side of the Grays Ferry Avenue Bridge.