HARRISBURG, February 2, 2018 – Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) said that beginning on Monday, Feb. 12 motorists in Northeast Philadelphia will have to navigate through the construction work on the bridge carrying Holme Avenue over Wooden Bridge Run in Pennpack Park.

“The roadwork rehabilitation project will ensure that the historic Holme Avenue bridge remains safe for motorists,” said Sabatina.

As Democratic chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and a member of the state transportation commission, Sabatina was pleased that the project is moving forward while encouraging residents to remain patient while construction is under way.

“This project will provide much needed repairs and remove it from being structurally deficient.  This is a critical project that will benefit motorists in the long run,” Sabatina said.

Sabatina reminded motorists that westbound Holme Avenue will be narrowed to a single lane between Longford Street and Arthur Street until the completion of the project in June.

The project will repair cracks on the arch structure and concrete pylons of the bridge, remove obstructing tress, clean debris from the stream channel, and conserve bridge plaques. Total project cost is more than $1.3 million with all the financing coming from state sources.

The Holme Avenue Bridge was built in 1921 and remains heavily travelled with an average of 16,611 vehicles crossing over the bridge per day. The one-span concrete arch-deck bridge measures 86 feet long and 80 feet wide.

Sen. Sabatina encourages motorists to stay up to date on the latest roadwork projects and road conditions with 511PA, a free mobile app and website that is available 24 hours a day.