Nighttime Lane Closures on I-95 to Cause Traffic Disruptions in Northeast Philly

Lane Closure - Traffic Alert

PHILADELPHIA, PA — To improve the infrastructure of Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia, PennDOT has announced significant nighttime construction activities that are poised to disrupt traffic flow and prompt delays for motorists next week.

Starting from May 20, commuters can expect specific lane closures during the late hours between key points on both northbound and southbound I-95. Notably, the left lane will be closed between the Bridge Street and Betsy Ross Bridge interchanges, while right lane closures will affect the Allegheny Avenue and Betsy Ross Bridge interchanges on the southbound side, as well as the northbound off-ramp to the Betsy Ross Bridge.

Drivers are strongly urged to factor in extra time for their journeys through these designated work zones as backups and delays are anticipated due to the ongoing construction operations. The success and pace of these activities are contingent upon favorable weather conditions throughout the week.

In the event of accelerated progress, where core borings conclude early on the northbound ramp to the Betsy Ross Bridge, the crew will transition to the northbound mainline, initiating overnight work from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, leading to a closure of a right lane on northbound I-95 between the Allegheny Avenue and Betsy Ross Bridge interchanges.

These critical core borings serve as a preparatory step for PennDOT’s forthcoming I-95 Section AF3 project, slated to revamp northbound I-95 and its structures between Ann Street and Wheatsheaf Lane in the near future. Simultaneously, the barrier resetting is an essential part of the strategic traffic adjustments aimed at enhancing the southbound lanes at the Bridge Street Interchange under the ambitious $268 million I-95 Section BS2 project.

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