Nighttime Bridge Repairs on I-95 in Philadelphia to Cause Traffic Delays

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that nighttime bridge repairs will take place next week on Interstate 95, under a $37.4 million project aimed at maintaining the safety and functionality of the corridor’s infrastructure.

From Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14, single lane closures will start at 9:00 PM, followed by double lane closures from 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM on northbound I-95 between Bleigh Avenue and Ashburner Street. The closures are necessary for diamond grinding activities.

Motorists are advised to allocate extra travel time as backups and delays are expected. All scheduled work is weather dependent.

The project will address essential repairs on 27 I-95 bridges in Philadelphia. PennDOT’s contractor will focus on deteriorated bridge decks, superstructure components, and substructures.

Repairs on the superstructures will include addressing structural steel issues, welding cracks, fixing prestressed concrete beams, and reinforcing concrete bridge decks. Additional tasks involve repairing bridge railings, guiderails, and steel sign supports, as well as replacing expansion joints and sealing existing deck joints.

Substructure work will entail reconstructing bearing pedestals, repairing fixed bearings, and addressing damaged concrete sections. Contractors will also clean bridge seats, reset expansion bearings, and remove debris.

Moreover, 11 overhead steel sign structures will be cleaned and repainted. Existing roadway lighting will be upgraded to LED luminaires to enhance visibility and safety.

IEW Construction Group, Inc. of Hamilton, N.J., is the general contractor for this federally funded project. Completion is expected in late 2027, ensuring long-term improvements to one of Philadelphia’s critical transportation routes.

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