Nighttime Lane Closures on I-95 Expected to Cause Delays in Northeast Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has issued a travel advisory for motorists in Northeast Philadelphia, signaling potential delays along a crucial stretch of Interstate 95. Starting next week, during the evening hours, southbound lanes of I-95 will undergo core borings, an essential step in the preparatory work for a significant roadway project.

From Monday, May 6, through Thursday, May 9, drivers on southbound I-95 can expect a right lane closure between the Betsy Ross Bridge and Allegheny Avenue interchanges. These closures will occur from 8:00 PM until 5:00 AM the following morning, designed to minimize impact on daytime traffic. However, PennDOT warns that backups and delays are anticipated, advising motorists to plan for additional travel time when navigating the affected area.

The core borings are a critical component of the design phase for the upcoming I-95/AF3 project, which aims to reconstruct the northbound lanes of I-95, along with its structures, between Ann Street and Wheatsheaf Lane. This endeavor is part of PennDOT’s broader efforts to enhance infrastructure and improve road safety along one of the nation’s busiest highways. The Section AF3 reconstruction is tentatively scheduled to commence in 2025.

Motorists traveling through Northeast Philadelphia during the specified nights next week should prepare for potential delays and consider alternative routes if possible. All scheduled activities are subject to favorable weather conditions.

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