Major Road Improvement Project Begins Monday on 95

The $211.7 project is the second largest construction contract in PennDOT history.

A $211.7 million project to rebuild and improve 1.5 miles of northbound Interstate 95 between the Girard Avenue and Allegheny Avenue interchanges in Philadelphia begins Monday, PennDOT announced. 

The project is the second largest construction contract in PennDOT history.

“The rebuilding and widening of the northbound side of I-95 is another step forward in our plan to address the structural deterioration of this aging highway and to add a fourth through lane in each direction to enhance traffic flow and safety on this critical artery,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said. 

The improvement plan includes the reconstruction of ramps at the Girard Avenue Interchange, replacement of three mainline viaducts and two bridges on northbound ramps, reconstruction and improvement of Delaware Avenue between Columbia Avenue and Aramingo Avenue, construction of three retaining walls, installation of several sign structures; and relocation of underground and aerial utility lines, according to PennDOT

PennDOT’s contractor will rebuild and widen the northbound side of I-95 from Columbia Avenue to just south of the Allegheny Avenue Interchange. The project will extend the current I-95 construction zone and be built in four stages to keep three travel lanes open in each direction during construction, which is scheduled to finish in summer 2018. 
Scott M June 08, 2014 at 01:54 PM
What a great idea!!! Before we finish one I-95 project, like the stupid Cottmann Ave Ramp fiasco OR the project going on down near Spring Garden Ave OR the project near the Walt Whitman Bridge… let's start another project! What a GREAT IDEA!!! Let’s make ALL of I-95 a parking lot! How ingenious!! PennDOT- You've done it again!!!
John Ruszin June 08, 2014 at 03:02 PM
And not anticipating future traffic , let's widen it by one lane . By the time they finish , the'll be needing another lane
chris blocke June 08, 2014 at 05:27 PM
Kathleen Rosi June 08, 2014 at 11:29 PM
They suck. They have been working down at Girard for like 3 years all ready. Plus Cottman. Can't they finish those first?? It makes no sense....my commute is already long enough because of all the unfinished construction projects. Way to go PennDot.
waldo von erich June 09, 2014 at 07:48 AM
another fiasco in construction , anyone who has been on interstate 95 especially in cottman avenue construction zone where are the construction workers ? i never see more than a couple construction workers at any give time during the day. when you see area it seems like their not gettting any where fast with the rebuild . why is their not a large construction crew working their ? with this new working construction coming it really makes you wonder .


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