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.