Night Work Scheduled for Girard Point Bridge Repairs on I-95 in Philadelphia

Traffic Alert

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has slated essential bridge repairs on the Interstate 95 Girard Point Bridge in Philadelphia, indicating a continuation of efforts to maintain and improve critical infrastructure. These repairs are part of a broader initiative aimed at addressing high-priority needs across several key structures on interstates throughout the region.

Scheduled from Wednesday, April 24, through Friday, April 26, the repair work will necessitate lane closures on both the northbound and southbound lanes of the I-95 Girard Point Bridge. The affected stretch lies between Penrose Avenue (Route 291) and Broad Street (Route 611), with work taking place from 7:30 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning. Motorists planning to traverse this section of I-95 during these hours are advised to allocate additional travel time, as the lane closures are expected to lead to significant backups and delays. It is noted that the execution of these activities is contingent upon favorable weather conditions.

The scope of the repairs under this project is comprehensive, including the replacement of rocker bearings and frozen sliding plate bearings, as well as deck expansion joints. Further, the initiative calls for the cleaning and painting of steel beams, the repair of substructure concrete, and the reconstruction of bearing pedestals — all critical components that ensure the longevity and safety of the bridge structure.

Another significant aspect of this project involves the replacement of high mast light poles along the I-95 corridor, extending through Philadelphia and Delaware counties. This enhancement is poised to improve visibility and safety for thousands of commuters and commercial drivers who rely on this major interstate daily.

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Philadelphia’s own Driscoll Construction Company, Inc. has been named the general contractor for this federally funded project.

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