Nighttime travel restrictions are scheduled next week on Interstate 95 for construction at the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue interchanges in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said.
The overnight operations are associated with contracts under construction to improve the ramp system at the I-95/Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange and to rebuild the I-95/ Cottman Avenue Interchange and reconstruct and widen over a mile of the interstateI-95 at the interchange.
The work schedule is:
- On Sunday, July 17, through Friday, July 22, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, I-95 north will be reduced from three lanes to two between the Bridge Street and Cottman Avenue (Route 73) interchanges for paving on the northbound side of I-95;
- On Sunday, July 17, through Friday, July 22, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the I-95 north off-ramp to Cottman Avenue (Route 73) will be closed for paving on the northbound side of I-95. Motorists will be detoured north on I-95 to the exit at the Academy Road Interchange, then right on Linden Avenue, and right on State Road to Cottman Avenue (Route 73);
- On Sunday, July 17, through Friday, July 22, the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to I-95 north will be closed from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for the installation of drain pipes. Motorists will be detoured north on State Road, then left on Linden Avenue, then right on the ramp to I-95 north at the Academy Road Interchange; and
- On Monday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 19, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, periodic, rolling lane closures will occur on northbound and southbound I-95 between the Allegheny Avenue and Bridge Street interchanges for sweeping and debris pick up on the inside and outside shoulders.
In addition, on Monday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 19, from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM, southbound Richmond Street will be closed between Cumberland Street and Girard Avenue for the placement of beams for the new northbound viaduct near the Girard Avenue Interchange. Southbound motorists will be detoured west on Cumberland Street and south on Aramingo Avenue to Girard Avenue.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time for travel through the work zones. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
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