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Lane and Ramp Closures, Detours on I-95 in Philadelphia This Week

Travel restrictions are scheduled on Interstate 95 at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange and Cottman Avenue (Route 73) Interchange, where crews will perform work in preparation for shifting northbound I-95 traffic onto the reconstructed northbound lanes as early as next weekend, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reported.

These operations are associated with contracts underway to improve the ramp system at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange and to rebuild and improve the Cottman Avenue Interchange and reconstruct and widen more than one mile of I-95 adjoining the interchange.

The upcoming work schedule is:

  • On Sunday, October 9, through Saturday, October 15, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, I-95 north and south will be reduced from three lanes to two from 8:00 PM to midnight, then from two lanes to one from 12:01 AM to 5:00 AM the following morning between the Bridge Street and Academy Road interchanges. Crews will perform several construction activities, including the installation and repositioning of construction barriers and line painting, related to moving three lanes of northbound traffic onto the new northbound pavement between the Bridge Street and Cottman Avenue (Route 73);
  • On Sunday, October 9, through Saturday, October 15, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the I-95 north exit ramp to Cottman Avenue (Route 73) will be closed periodically for construction related to the upcoming shift of northbound traffic on the new northbound pavement. 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, October 9, through Thursday, October 13, the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to I-95 north will be closed periodically from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for drainage work. 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;
  • On Monday, October 10, through Sunday, October 16, I-95 north will be reduced from three lanes to two between Wanamaker and Bartram Avenue, in the vicinity of Philadelphia International Airport, from 12:01 AM to 5:00 AM for installation of an overhead message sign;
  • On Monday, October 10, through Sunday, October 16, I-95 south will be reduced from three through lanes to two between the Betsy Ross Bridge and Allegheny Avenue /Castor Avenue interchanges from 12:01 AM to 5:00 AM for installation of an overhead message sign;
  • On Thursday, October 13, and Friday, October 14, motorists will encounter intermittent stoppages of up to 15 minutes on the I-95 north off-ramp to Aramingo Avenue from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for the demolition of an overhead ramp; and
  • From 8:00 PM Friday, October 14, to 5:00 AM Monday, October 17, the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to I-95 north will be closed to complete the installation of a new sewer line that runs under Princeton Avenue; to remove the temporary sewer bypass line that was installed during construction; and to reconstruct Princeton Avenue east of State Road at the base of the entrance ramp. Motorists may access I-95 north by going north on State Road, right on Bleigh Avenue, then right on Milnor Street to the on-ramp, or follow the detour north on State Road, left on Linden Avenue, then right on the ramp to I-95 north at the Academy Road Interchange. This weekend-long operation was scheduled to occur this weekend, but was postponed due to scheduling conflicts.

In addition, I-95 viaduct construction will close two surface streets in the vicinity of the Girard Avenue Interchange during the day next week.

Girard Avenue at the I-95 overpass will close on Thursday, October 13, and Friday, October 14, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and the northbound detour road (Allen Street) between Richmond Street and Allegheny Avenue will close Wednesday, October 12, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Traffic normally using the detour road to access the on-ramp to I-95 north at Castor Avenue will be detoured north on Richmond Street and right on Castor Avenue to the on-ramp.

Motorists in Northeast Philadelphia along the I-95 corridor will encounter periodic lane closures on local streets on Monday, October 10, through Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for the placement of electronic message signs as part of the I-95/Cottman Avenue (Route 73) Interchange improvement project. The streets include New State Road, Torresdale Avenue, State Road, Linden Avenue, Bridge Street and Aramingo Avenue.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for travel through the work zones. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.


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