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Princeton Avenue On-Ramp to I-95 North to Close Next Weekend

Con­tinu­ing con­struc­tion on the $212 mil­lion pro­ject to im­prove In­ter­state 95 through the Cottman Av­en­ue In­ter­change (Exit 30) in North­east Phil­adelphia will re­strict travel near the in­ter­change over the next 10 days for over­head bridge con­struc­tion, the Pennsylvania De­part­ment of Trans­port­a­tion said today.

New State Road will be closed and de­toured between State Road and Mil­nor Street in Phil­adelphia from 8 p.m. Fri­day, May 10, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 13, to al­low crews to work throughout the week­end to re­move the deck, para­pet and beams from the south­bound side of the over­head I-95 bridge.

New State Road traffic will be de­toured over State Road and Long­shore Av­en­ue dur­ing this week­end’s street clos­ure.

Next week­end, crews will move to the I-95 bridge over the Prin­ceton Av­en­ue on-ramp to north­bound I-95, clos­ing the Prin­ceton Av­en­ue ramp from 8 p.m. Fri­day, May 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 20, for de­moli­tion of the south­bound side of the over­pass.

On-ramp traffic will be de­toured north on State Road to Linden Av­en­ue and the on-ramp to I-95 north at the Academy Road In­ter­change.

South­bound I-95 also will be re­duced from three lanes to two at the Cottman Av­en­ue In­ter­change from 8 p.m. Fri­day, May 17, to 5 a.m. Sat­urday, May 18, for con­struc­tion on the bridge over the Prin­ceton Av­en­ue on-ramp.

These op­er­a­tions are part of PennDOT’s $212 mil­lion pro­ject to re­build and widen 1.4 miles of I-95 between Rhawn Street and Levick Street to en­hance travel and safety.

For more in­form­a­tion on the I-95/Cottman Av­en­ue In­ter­change Im­prove­ment Pro­ject, vis­it www.95re­vive.com.

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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