Nighttime Bridge Repairs on I-95 to Cause Lane Closures, Expect Delays

Travel Restrictions

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that nighttime bridge repairs will begin next week on Interstate 95. This work is part of a $37.4 million project aimed at performing high-priority repairs on 27 I-95 bridges in Philadelphia to maintain their functionality, safety, and mobility.

From Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21, a single lane closure will occur at 9:00 PM, followed by a double lane closure from 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM on northbound I-95 between Bleigh Avenue and Ashburner Street for diamond grinding. Drivers should expect backups and delays and are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area. All activities are weather dependent.

Under this contract, PennDOT’s contractor will repair deteriorated bridge decks, superstructure components, and portions of the substructures. This includes repairing fabricated structural steel, weld cracks, prestressed concrete beams, reinforced concrete bridge decks, bridge railings, guiderails, and steel sign supports. Additionally, existing expansion joints, deck joints, and strip seal glands on the bridge decks will be replaced or sealed.

For substructure repairs, the work will involve reconstructing bearing pedestals, fixing steel bearings, repairing concrete substructures, cleaning bridge seats, resetting expansion bearings, and removing debris from under the bridges.

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

IEW Construction Group, Inc. of Hamilton, N.J., is the general contractor for this project, which is financed entirely with federal funds. Physical construction on this project is expected to be completed in late 2027.

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