SEPTA will conduct a street track renewal project on its Route 10 trolley line from May 5 – July 20, 2019. The project will take place from 54th Street and Lansdowne Avenue to Girard and Lancaster Avenues on the eastbound and westbound tracks.
The street structure supporting the tracks has deteriorated due to weather, traffic and the age of the road surface. SEPTA crews will excavate and replace track, including the curve and switches at 52nd and Lancaster, and repave the track area. The new track will result in reduced sound and vibration because the new rail is encased in an insulated rubber boot. The new and improved track components will make for a smoother ride and allow SEPTA to continue to provide safe and reliable trolley service.
Buses will replace trolleys along the Route 10 from 63rd and Malvern to 33rd and Market Streets for the duration of the project, beginning May 5. Passengers can board any Route 11, 13, 34, or 36 trolley for service between 33rd and Market Streets and Center City. Passengers traveling toward Overbrook can board any Route 11, 13, 34 or 36 trolley in Center City and transfer to buses at 33rd and Market Streets.
The project will start at 54th and Lansdowne and progress east to Lancaster and Girard in three block increments. Through lanes in the construction areas will be closed to all traffic, with the exception of emergency vehicles. Delivery and trash removal vehicles will have limited access. All side streets in the construction areas will be closed to thru traffic, but local traffic will be permitted up to construction site. Parking will not be permitted in the area or adjacent to the tracks being reconstructed, however, exceptions will be made for those with special needs. Walking access for businesses will be arranged. Traffic will be detoured around the area where work is in progress. The intersection of 52nd and Lancaster will be closed to all vehicular traffic except emergency vehicles and trash pick-up May 28-June 7.
Construction hours will be 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Weekend work may be necessary. For more information, please visit www.septa.org or contact SEPTA Customer Service at (215) 580-7800 or @SEPTA_Social via Twitter.