Summit Bridge to close weekend of April 19
Philadelphia, Pa. (April 11, 2013) – The Summit Bridge will be closed to traffic from Friday, April 19, at 10 p.m., to Monday, April 22, at 5 a.m., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District announced today.
The closure is necessary to facilitate steel repairs and to accommodate the heavy machinery necessary to paint higher sections of the bridge and to replace several concrete barriers, called parapets, that separate traffic and provide protection at the edge of the outer lanes.
Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour to travel around the closure.
The detour is as follows:
Northbound U.S. Route 301 traffic will be detoured to Boyds Corner Road (DE Route 896), to U.S. Route 13 north, to DE Route 1 north, to DE Route 72 north, to U.S. Route 40 west, back to U.S. Route 301 / DE Route 896.
Southbound U.S. Route 301 / DE Route 896 traffic will be detoured to U.S. Route 40 east, to DE Route 72 south, to DE Route 1 south, to U.S. Route 13 south via Exit 148, to Boyds Corner Road (DE Route 896), back to U.S. Route 301.