Rumble Strip Installation to Cause Lane Closures on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia

Travel Restrictions

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that rumble strip installation will take place on Interstate 95 as part of the ongoing reconstruction project at the Cottman Avenue Interchange in Northeast Philadelphia.

On Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, alternating lane closures are scheduled in both directions on I-95 between the Academy Road and Cottman Avenue interchanges. Motorists should allow extra time when traveling through the work area, as traffic backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are dependent on weather conditions.

This work is part of PennDOT’s ambitious project to rebuild the ramp and bridge destroyed by a tanker truck crash and fire on June 11, 2023, at the Cottman Avenue Interchange. In an impressive feat, I-95 traffic was restored to three lanes in each direction after just 12 days, thanks to the construction of a temporary roadway in the center of the interstate. Subsequent efforts focused on rebuilding the outer sections of the bridge on both the northbound and southbound sides, allowing traffic to shift from the temporary center lanes to the completed outer sections last November.

Less than a year from the start of construction, in late May 2024, the center section of the I-95 bridge and the northbound off-ramp at the Cottman Avenue Interchange were reopened, marking significant progress in the project.

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