The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation awarded a $211.7 million contract for the rebuilding of northbound Interstate 95 between Girard and Allegheny avenues to Philadelphia’s James J. Anderson Construction Co., Inc., according to a PennDOT press release.
Under the contract, which is the second largest in PennDOT history, crews will rebuild and widen 1.5 miles of the northbound side of I-95 from Columbia Avenue to just south of the Allegheny Avenue interchange. The improvement plan includes reconstructing the northbound ramps at the Girard Avenue Interchange, replacing five northbound bridges and rebuilding Delaware Avenue between Columbia and Aramingo avenues.
Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2014 with work on the streets below I-95 as crews relocate utilities, build bridge piers and retaining walls and work on Delaware Avenue. Work on I-95 is planned to begin in early 2015. The project is slated for completion in summer 2018.
The project is financed completely with federal funds.
This project is part of PennDOT’s larger program to improve the I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange and three miles of the interstate from Race Street to just south of Allegheny Avenue. Crews are currently working on two other projects in the I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange area as part of the six-phase improvement program.