Northeast Times

Girard Point Bridge inspection this weekend to cause lane closures

Drivers en­cour­aged to al­low ex­tra time if trav­el­ing on I-95

Lanes will be closed this week­end on the north­bound In­ter­state 95 Gir­ard Point Bridge for a bride in­spec­tion, the Pennsylvania De­part­ment of Trans­port­a­tion an­nounced in a state­ment to the press.

The work will close the north­bound right lane of I-95 between Route 291 and Broad Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, PennDOT said. The lane will also be closed on Sat­urday from 7 to 11 a.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The in­spec­tion is part of PennDOT’s pro­gram to in­spect the con­di­tion of state bridges at least once every two years to en­sure their safety, the state­ment said. PennDOT is askng drivers to al­low ex­tra time for travel, as the in­spec­tions of­ten res­ult in delays.

Mo­tor­ists can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic con­di­tions on I-95 and ma­jor high­ways be­fore head­ing out.

You can reach at cdifiore@bsmphilly.com.

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