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Stimulus Construction To Close Major Delco Thorofare For One Week

September 17, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA - On Saturday, September 19, at 7 a.m., SEPTA construction crews in Upper Darby, Delaware County will close Burmont Road through 5 a.m., Monday, September 28.

All vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured around Burmont Road between Cheswold and Blanchard Roads as a mobile welding factory will begin to join 80 ft. long rails for the new continuously welded steel track which will replace the current 1922 era rail. These sections may reach 1800 ft. in length before being laid onto rail ties at ground level.

This is a component of the federally funded SEPTA Media/Sharon Hill Line (MSHL) Improvement Project in Delaware County which extends from 69th Street Terminal through Media and Sharon Hill. The work will improve the safety and efficiency of the Route 101 Media and Route 102 Sharon Hill trolley lines for approximately 8000 and 7500 daily passengers respectively.

The Route 102 Sharon Hill recently began operating buses instead of trolleys and temporary stop locations have been constructed for riders for the next four months between Drexel Hill Junction and Sharon Hill as additional projects are completed.

The Media/Sharon Hill Line Improvement Project Hotline can be accessed 24 hours a day at 1-800-808-5025 for additional project information. For SEPTA service information, call (215) 580-7800 or visit www.septa.org.