Northeast Times

I-95 southbound lanes to close

Drivers already used to what seem to be per­man­ent delays on I-95 will see some more from 8 p.m. Wed­nes­day to 5 a.m. Thursday when south­bound lanes will be re­duced from three to two lanes between Academy Road and Bridge Street for in­stall­a­tion of sew­er pipes.

In ad­di­tion, the in­ter­sec­tion of State Road and Cottman Av­en­ue will be closed to all but west­bound Cottman Av­en­ue traffic from Fri­day, Sept. 6, to Monday, Sept. 9, as crews re­build and im­prove the in­ter­sec­tion to ac­com­mod­ate a new on-ramp to I-95 south from east­bound Cottman Av­en­ue. Con­struc­tion of the new on-ramp will start in 2014. 

From 8 p.m. Fri­day, Sept. 6, to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, State Road will be closed to through traffic between Friend­ship Street and Bleigh Av­en­ue. East­bound Cottman Av­en­ue will be closed to through traffic between James Street and State Road. West­bound Cottman Av­en­ue will re­main open for traffic ex­it­ing I-95 north at the in­ter­change. State Road mo­tor­ists will be de­toured along Mil­nor Street and Bleigh Av­en­ue. East­bound Cottman Av­en­ue traffic will be de­toured south on Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue to Prin­ceton Av­en­ue. 

Magee Av­en­ue also is now closed between Key­stone Street and New State Road un­til 3 p.m. Fri­day, Sept. 13, for con­struc­tion on the I-95 over­pass. Mo­tor­ists nor­mally us­ing this route will be de­toured along Key­stone Street and Long­shore Av­en­ue. For more in­form­a­tion on the I-95/Cottman Av­en­ue In­ter­change Im­prove­ment Pro­ject, vis­it www.95re­vive.com ••

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