Northeast Times

I-95 Princeton Avenue on-ramp to close this week

Con­struc­tion to im­prove In­ter­state 95 at the Cottman Av­en­ue In­ter­change in North­east Phil­adelphia will re­quire clos­ing the Prin­ceton Av­en­ue on-ramp to I-95 North for three nights this week and one night next week to al­low crews to set beams for the new south­bound in­ter­state bridge over the ramp.

This work is part of the Pennsylvania De­part­ment of Trans­port­a­tion’s $212 mil­lion pro­ject to en­hance travel and safety on I-95 by re­build­ing and widen­ing 1.4 miles of the in­ter­state between Rhawn and Levick streets and im­prov­ing the Cottman Av­en­ue In­ter­change. Work is cur­rently in pro­gress to widen and re­build I-95’s south­bound lanes.

The Prin­ceton Av­en­ue on-ramp to I-95 North will close at 8 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, Thursday, Fri­day (May 28-30) nights and the fol­low­ing Monday night (June 2). The on-ramp will re­open each fol­low­ing day by 5 a.m.

Crews will set eight steel beams in place for the new three-span bridge that will carry I-95 South over the ramp and over an ad­ja­cent sec­tion of Prin­ceton Av­en­ue, which is be­ing ex­ten­ded east from its cur­rent ter­minus at State Road and un­der I-95 to Mil­nor Street as part of the on­go­ing in­ter­state im­prove­ment pro­ject.

Dur­ing the ramp clos­ure, Prin­ceton Av­en­ue traffic head­ing to I-95 North will be de­toured north on State Road to Linden Av­en­ue, then left on Linden Av­en­ue to the on-ramp to I-95 north at the Academy Road In­ter­change.

The Mil­nor Street on-ramp to I-95 North will not be af­fected by this overnight op­er­a­tion and will re­main open to traffic.

The con­tract­or’s sched­ule is weath­er de­pend­ent.

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

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