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I-95 Construction updates

What you need to know about road clos­ures and con­struc­tion sur­round­ing the I-95 Re­vive pro­ject. 

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.

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