I-95 Construction in Northeast Philadelphia Promises New Traffic Patterns Amid Delays

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Philadelphia commuters brace for a series of lane closures and detours on Interstate 95 this week, as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) begins a critical phase of its expansive I-95/BS2 project.

Starting Wednesday, May 15, through Friday, May 17, drivers navigating northbound I-95 between the Bridge Street and Cottman Avenue interchanges will encounter alternating single and double lane closures from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following mornings. Adding to the traffic adjustments, the northbound I-95 on-ramp at Bridge Street will be temporarily closed on Thursday, May 16, from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM, directing motorists to an alternative route via Tacony Street to the Cottman Avenue on-ramp.

The disruptions continue into the following week with a left lane closure on southbound I-95 set for Monday, May 20, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the next morning, affecting the stretch between the Bridge Street and Betsy Ross Bridge interchanges. PennDOT advises travelers to allocate extra time when passing through these segments due to anticipated backups and delays stemming from the construction activities, which remain contingent on weather conditions.

This round of overnight work signals the commencement of the next stage of the $268 million I-95/BS2 endeavor aimed at revamping and modernizing a key portion of this vital highway infrastructure. Upon completion of the traffic shifts, slated for early June on the southbound side, the roadway will see three lanes of traffic flowing on the existing northbound lanes and median. This temporary reconfiguration will facilitate the reconstruction of the southbound lanes from Carver to Margaret Streets.

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