Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation has shared plans for an upcoming roadway construction and dam replacement project. To ensure the safety of travelers, most of the work will be completed overnight next week.
From Monday, May 15 to Thursday, May 18, a single lane on sections of northbound and southbound I-95 from Philadelphia Intl. Airport Interchange (Exit 12) to U.S. 322 (Exit 4) will close from 7pm to 6am. Afterward, a double lane closure will follow from 9pm to 5am. Line striping, deck repairs, guiderail installations, shielding, and rumble strip installations will be performed.
Additionally, from 7pm Friday, May 19 to 5am Monday, May 22, left lane closures will be implemented on southbound I-95. The closures will span the Ridley Park (Exit 8) and Route 320/352 interchanges (Exit 6) for expansion dam replacement.
This extravagant $80.6 million project aims to rehabilitate pavement and bridges on more than 11 miles of the state’s interstate. Cities and townships included in this undertaking are Upper Chichester, Lower Chichester, Ridley, and Tinicum, along with the boroughs of Chester, Upland, and Ridley Park.
Please keep in mind that travelers will be subject to significant delays and should plan accordingly. And, as with all construction projects, dates are subject to change depending on the weather.
PennDOT’s contractor will undertake various improvements under this project, including milling, overlaying, and rehabilitating the existing concrete pavement that covers 41 ramps and handling minor structural repairs on 15 of the 33 bridges located in the project limits. Other planned works for the project include repairing sections of the median barrier, upgrading guide rails, installing new pavement markings, delineators and rumble strips. They will also repair and clean existing inlets and pipes, and replace damaged or missing traffic signs. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Welcome Center, located just north of the Delaware state line, will have concrete-based repairs, new parking stripes, pavement markings and signs.
Allan A. Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County, has been awarded the project as the general contractor. The project receives 80% federal and 20% state funds to cover its costs.
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