The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that roadway construction will be performed this weekend and at night next week on Interstate 95 in Delaware County under an $80.6 million project to rehabilitate pavement and several bridges on more than 11 miles of the interstate in Lower Chichester, Upper Chichester, Chester, Ridley and Tinicum townships, the City of Chester and Upland and Ridley Park boroughs.
The work schedules and locations are:
- From 7:00 PM today, May 19, to 5:00 AM Monday, May 22, left lane closures will be in place on southbound I-95 between the Ridley Park (Exit 8) and the Route 320/352 interchanges (Exit 6) for expansion dam replacement;
- Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25, a single lane closure will be in place from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM, followed by a double lane closure from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM on sections of northbound and southbound I-95 between the Philadelphia International Airport Interchange (Exit 12) and U.S. 322 (Exit 4) interchanges for deck repair, line striping and guiderail, shielding and rumble strip installations; and
- From 7:00 PM Friday, June 2, to 12:00 PM Saturday, June 3, a double lane closure will be in place on northbound I-95 between the Kerlin Street (Exit 5) and Interstate 476 interchanges (Exit 7) for expansion dam replacement.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because significant backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent and subject to change.
Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will mill, overlay and rehabilitate the existing concrete pavement including 41 ramps; perform minor structural repairs to 15 of the 33 bridges located in the project limits; repair sections of median barrier; upgrade guide rail; install new pavement markings, delineators and rumble strips; repair and clean existing inlets and pipes; and replace damaged or missing traffic signs. The Pennsylvania Welcome Center just north of the Delaware state line also will be improved with concrete base repairs and new parking stripes, pavement markings and signs.
Allan A. Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 80% federal and 20% state funds.
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