The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has implemented new traffic patterns on both directions of Interstate 95 at the Cottman Avenue Interchange to accommodate the ongoing $212 million project to rebuild and widen the highway between Rhawn and Levick streets.
Motorists will find three northbound and three southbound travel lanes now shifted away from the center median and toward the outer portions of the roadway through 1.4 miles of the interstate. This pattern will be in place for about three months as crews remove the median barrier, install drainage pipes and rebuild the median for use as travel lanes during future construction stages.
The $212 million project is the most expensive in the history of PennDOT and is the second and final phase of the agency’s I-95/Cottman Avenue Interchange Improvement program. Work began last August and will finish in 2016. The schedule is weather-dependent.
The improvements in the area of the Cottman Avenue Interchange include reconstructing seven structurally deficient bridges, refurbishing the State Road Viaduct, widening I-95 to provide a fourth continuous lane in each direction between the State Road Viaduct and Levick Street, upgrading existing off-ramps, constructing a new on-ramp, extending Princeton Avenue eastbound to Milnor Street, reconstructing a section of New State Road and building 13 retaining walls. ••EndFragment