Overnight lane closures are scheduled on Interstate 95 between Spring Garden Street and Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia for median construction, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today in a press release.
PennDOT’s contractor is rebuilding I-95’s median as the first stage of construction for the $39 million project to rebuild 1,200 feet of the interstate just south of the Girard Avenue Interchange and replace bridges over Shackamaxon Street, Marlborough Street and Columbia Avenue. Construction is scheduled to finish in spring 2015.
This project is the third of six to move to construction as part of PennDOT’s program to improve the I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange and rebuild three miles of the interstate from Race Street to just south of Allegheny Avenue.
I-95’s northbound and southbound left lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 13) to 5 a.m. Friday (Dec. 14).
Then from 10 p.m. Friday (Dec. 14) to 8 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 15), the two northbound left lanes on I-95 will be closed in this area to relocate a drainage culvert.
Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel as slowdowns will occur during the overnight operations. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.
PennDOT is rebuilding this part of I-95 in four stages to keep three lanes open in each direction during peak hours. I-95 ramps at Girard Avenue also will remain open throughout construction.
James J. Anderson Construction Co., Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 90 percent federal and 10 percent state funds.
For additional project information, visit www.95revive.com.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on I-95 and other major highways before heading out.