Nighttime Repairs on I-95 Girard Point Bridge to Cause Delays

Traffic Alert

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Philadelphia motorists, brace for disruptions. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has signaled a continuation of regional bridge repairs that will see the Interstate 95 Girard Point Bridge in Philadelphia undergo nighttime work next week. This initiative is part of a broader effort to execute high-priority repairs on several key interstate structures across the region.

Scheduled for Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7, between the hours of 7:30 PM and 5:00 AM, both the northbound and southbound lanes of the I-95 Girard Point Bridge, spanning from Penrose Avenue (Route 291) to Broad Street (Route 611), will experience lane closures. PennDOT cautions drivers to anticipate additional travel time due to expected backups and delays brought about by the construction activities, which are contingent on favorable weather conditions.

The scope of the bridge repair work is comprehensive, addressing critical structural needs including the replacement of rocker bearings and frozen sliding plate bearings, as well as deck expansion joints. Further, the project entails cleaning and painting steel beams, repairing substructure concrete, and reconstructing bearing pedestals, all aimed at extending the lifespan and ensuring the safety of these vital infrastructures.

Additional components of this extensive project involve replacing high mast light poles along the I-95 corridor, illuminating the path for travelers in both Philadelphia and Delaware counties.

Driscoll Construction Company, Inc., based in Philadelphia, has been entrusted as the general contractor for this federally funded project. The endeavor underscores PennDOT’s commitment to maintaining and enhancing the reliability and safety of the region’s transportation network, even as it poses temporary inconveniences to daily commuters and long-distance travelers alike.

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