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I-95 overnight restrictions planned near Girard Avenue

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.

For more PennDOT in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.dot.state.pa.us. Fol­low loc­al PennDOT in­form­a­tion on Twit­ter at www.twit­ter.com/511PA­Ph­illy.

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