The $13.4 million PennDOT construction project to realign Langley Avenue is coming to a close, and the intersection and new Langley Avenue will be open on
Monday, August 27, 2018. UPDATE: we have received approvals to open the road early, beginning on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 2:30 PM.
As a refresher, the Langley Avenue project was a comprehensive redesign of the Broad Street entrance, including the reconstruction of Langley Avenue. This project was broken up into two phases and addressed an important priority of the Navy Yard: how to continue to increase and improve its vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian access as the employment base continues to grow.
The first phase involved the relocation of various utilities along Broad Street, some of which have been in place for more than 100 years, and was completed last year. The second phase involved repositioning the entrance to Langley Avenue where it meets Broad Street – from its present location along the Reserve Basin wall, to meeting the intersection with League Island Boulevard – and reconstruction of the entire length of Langley Avenue to 26th Street with improved landscaping, lighting, road surface, and bicycle lanes. Come Monday, the new intersection will have a signalized four-way intersection, an additional left turn lane coming into the Navy Yard, new pedestrian crossings, and added directional signage.
The new intersection’s traffic signals are inter-connected to the traffic signals on Broad Street at the I-95 off-ramp, and have been set by the City of Philadelphia’s traffic engineers. There are cameras used to monitor the flow into the Navy Yard at Broad Street and Langley Ave/League Island Boulevard. Over the next 30 days, the City of Philadelphia’s Traffic Police and Traffic Engineers, in conjunction with the Navy Yard’s engineers, will be monitoring the traffic patterns and making necessary adjustments.
Starting on Monday, the two Navy Yard Loop Shuttle buses to NRG Station (formerly AT&T station) will resume using Langley Avenue. We will issue new schedules by the end of next week once timing can be done with the street re-opening.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this major infrastructure project!