The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that they will be continuing their regional bridge repairs on several structures after kicking off a $44.6 million improvement project to perform high-priority fixes on I-95, I-295, and Interstate 476 in Philadelphia, Bucks, and Delaware counties. This upcoming week, motorists should take note of the following travel restrictions:
- From Tuesday, May 9, through Thursday, May 11, a single lane closure is scheduled on eastbound and/or westbound I-295 between the Route 413 (Bristol) and Business U.S. 1/Route 413 (Penndel/Levittown) interchanges in Bristol and Middletown townships.
- Trenton Road will be closed and detoured 24/7 over I-295 between Route 413 (Veterans Highway) and Bensalem Boulevard in Middletown Township and Hulmeville Borough from Wednesday, May 10, through Monday, September 11. Motorists will be directed to use Route 413 (Veterans Highway), New Falls Road, and Bensalem Boulevard.
- Finally, from Friday, May 12, to Sunday, May 14, the ramp from Aramingo Avenue to southbound I-95 will be closed and detoured for expansion joint repair on the southbound I-95 ramps. In this case, motorists are advised to follow the posted detour routes.
For both closures, local access will still be possible. Drivers are advised to grant themselves extra time when traveling through or near all the work areas since backups and delays should be expected. All scheduled activities are subject to change based on weather conditions.
Structural repairs being carried out under this project include replacing frozen sliding plates, rocker bearings and deck expansion joints, cleaning and painting steel beams, repairing substructure concrete and reconstructing bearing pedestals.
To enhance safety, high mast light poles along the I-95 corridor in Philadelphia and Delaware counties will also be replaced as part of the project.
Driscoll Construction Company, Inc. from Philadelphia is the general contractor responsible for the project. It is financed solely with federal funds.
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