The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that construction activities will be taking place over the weekend and night next week on Interstate 95. This is part of an $80.6 million project to overhaul more than 11 miles of the highway across Lower Chichester, Upper Chichester, Chester, Ridley and Tinicum townships, the City of Chester and Upland and Ridley Park boroughs, rehabilitating its pavement and structures.
Travelers are advised to take note of the following travel restrictions:
- From 7:00 PM Friday, May 5, to 5:00 AM Monday, May 8, left lane closures will be in place on southbound I-95 between the Ridley Park (Exit 8) and the Route 320/352 interchanges (Exit 6) for expansion dam replacement.
- Then from Monday, May 8, through Friday, May 12, there’ll be a single lane closure from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM, followed by a double lane closure from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM on sections of northbound and southbound I-95 between the Philadelphia International Airport Interchange (Exit 12) and the Ridley Park Interchange (Exit 8) for deck repair, line striping and guiderail, shielding and rumble strip installations.
In order to circumvent the significant backups and delays that may arise, motorists are being advised to schedule extra travel time if passing through the work zone. However, it’s important to note that the schedule is subject to change in response to weather conditions.
The scope of this PennDOT project involves the improvement of a selection of elements including the existing concrete pavement, ramps, median barrier and traffic signs. Additionally, upgrades will be made to the current inlets and pipes, with parking stripes, pavement markings and signs added to enhance the Pennsylvania Welcome Center, situated to the north of the Delaware state line. Allan A. Myers, Inc. of Worcester is the contracted lead for this project, which is financed with 80% federal and 20% state funds.
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