PHILADELPHIA, PA — Interstate 95 motorists will encounter single lane closures at night next week in Philadelphia for construction activities under a project to perform high-priority repairs on 13 structures on I-95, Interstate 295 and Interstate 476 in Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware counties, states the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
The work schedule and locations are:
- Monday, June 21, through Friday, June 25, from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM following morning, a single lane closure is scheduled on I-95 in both directions between 26th Street and Market Street in Philadelphia for bridge repair and a northbound traffic shift; and
- Wednesday, June 23, through Friday, June 25, from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM the following morning, a left lane closure will be in place on the ramp from southbound I-95 to the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange for bridge repair.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Repairs to the 13 structures include replacing rocker bearings, frozen sliding plate bearings and deck expansion joints; cleaning and painting steel beams; repairing substructure concrete; and reconstructing bearing pedestals.
In addition, the project includes the replacement of 24 high mast light poles along the I-95 corridor in Philadelphia and Delaware counties.
PennDOT states that work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signing, and relevant training.
Driscoll Construction Company, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $33.9 million project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. Construction is expected to finish in late 2023.
Motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.
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