I-95 Closures in Philadelphia, Drivers Should Plan for Extra Travel Time

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Lane and ramp closures will be in place this week on northbound Interstate 95 between the Penn’s Landing and Allegheny Avenue exits for overhead sign and lighting work in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

The work schedule and locations are:

  • Tuesday, August 2, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the right lane will be closed on northbound I-95 approaching the Allegheny Avenue exit for highway lighting work;
  • Tuesday, August 2, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the right lane will be closed on northbound I-95 between Interstate 676 and Girard Avenue for overhead sign work; and
  • Tuesday, August 2, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the Lombard Circle/Columbus Boulevard ramp to northbound I-95 will be closed for overhead sign work. Ramp traffic will be detoured south on Columbus Boulevard to the ramp to northbound I-95 at Washington Avenue.
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Sometime late Friday afternoon, July 29, the intersection of Castor Avenue and Delaware Avenue in Port Richmond will reopen to traffic. The intersection had been closed since June 20 for reconstruction.

Beginning Monday morning, August 1, through Spring 2023,  eastbound Allegheny Avenue will be closed and detoured between the I-95 ramps and Delaware Avenue for road reconstruction and installation of curbs and sidewalks. This closure had previously been announced as a three-month operation.

During the closure, eastbound Allegheny Avenue traffic will be detoured to Richmond Street, Castor Avenue, and Delaware Avenue. Local access will be maintained.

Motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center. Stay up to date on the latest news and information from MyChesCo with our free newsletter.

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