UPDATED: Aug. 9, 6 p.m.
First, Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the SEPTA trolley tunnel linking West Philly and Center City will close for 10 days for repairs and track replacement. Route 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 trolleys will divert to 40th and Market streets until Monday, Aug. 19, at 5 a.m. More information is available at SEPTA.org.
This happens every year, and most people who spoke to KYW Newsradio said they're used to it.
"I don't know what to say, because it's like, I have to go to work, so it's like ... I dont know. It's going to be a little trouble, to be honest," said Daniel, who just learned of the closure Friday morning.
He said he'll have to Uber in to Center City. Those rides can add up, but he says it's not that big a deal, just 10 days of trouble.
Next, if you plan on driving eastbound on I-76 this weekend, you may want to prepare yourself for a lot of traffic and detours. And trolley transit between Center City and West Philly will be shut down for 10 days starting Friday night.
I-76 east will be closed between the 30th Street and South Street interchanges, from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, as PennDOT is repairing and repaving a section of the Schuylkill Expressway viaduct. Starting at 9 p.m. Friday, the expressway will be reduced to a single lane to prepare for the closure.
After the weekend, PennDOT will enact intermittent closures throughout weeknights, so prepare for even more traffic.
The scheduled overnight closures of I-76 west may be adjusted to accommodate people leaving the South Philadelphia Sports Complex for games.
PennDOT crews will be working on overhead structure demolition, concrete placement and painting throughout the week. Repairs to the Schuylkill Avenue viaduct are part of a $103.6 million project.