Nighttime Repairs on I-95 and Market Street to Disrupt Philadelphia Traffic

Traffic Alert

PHILADELPHIA, PA — PennDOT has unveiled a comprehensive plan for bridge deck repair and construction activities on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. This $37.4 million project focuses on executing essential repairs on 27 I-95 bridges within the city, aiming to uphold the integrity and mobility of this vital corridor.

Commencing from May 20 through May 24, several key locations will witness significant nighttime construction work, introducing lane closures and operations that will impact traffic flow. Notable closures include the ramp from Front Street/Walt Whitman Bridge to northbound I-95 for bridge deck repair, and various lanes on northbound I-95 and Market Street for testing and survey operations.

Motorists are strongly advised to prepare for delays and backups while navigating these construction zones, as these operations are anticipated to cause interruptions to regular traffic patterns. The success and pace of the scheduled activities remain subject to favorable weather conditions throughout the week.

PennDOT’s appointed contractor, IEW Construction Group, Inc., will spearhead essential repairs encompassing bridge decks, superstructure components, and substructures as required. These extensive repairs involve intricate work on structural steel, concrete elements, bridge railing, and expansion joints, ensuring the longevity and safety of the bridges within the project scope.

Beyond bridge repairs, this initiative encompasses improvements to overhead sign structures and roadway lighting upgrades, signifying a holistic approach to enhancing the overall infrastructure and safety standards of the affected areas. With physical construction expected to conclude by late 2027, this project marks a significant investment in the future resilience and efficiency of Philadelphia’s vital transportation network.

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