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Traffic Stoppages, Delays for I-95 Construction in Philadelphia

Overnight lane closures with brief stoppages, and daytime ramp lane restrictions on ramps will occur on Interstate 95 next week for construction activities between the Bridge Street and Girard Avenue interchanges in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

The work schedule is:

  • Sunday, January 14, through Friday, January 19, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the left lane will be closed periodically on northbound I-95 between the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue and Bridge Street interchanges for soil borings in the median;
  • Monday, January 15, through Friday, January 19, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions will be in place periodically on the northbound I-95 ramp to Aramingo Avenue and on the ramp from the Betsy Ross Bridge to I-95 south for soil borings;
  • Monday, January 15, and Tuesday, January 16, from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, two left lanes will be closed and full stoppages of up to 15 minutes will occur periodically on southbound I-95 between the Allegheny Avenue and Girard Avenue interchanges for installation of temporary girder support on the end of the southbound viaduct; and
  • Tuesday, January 16, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the left will be closed on northbound and southbound I-95 at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange for storm sewer maintenance and soil borings.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling on I-95 through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.


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Pennsylvania DOT Urges Drivers to Use Caution During Winter Weather

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting drivers that winter weather and the potential for snow squalls are in the forecast for areas covered by PennDOT District 9 (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties).

Sudden and heavy snow squalls are one of the biggest challenges that motorists, including PennDOT plow truck drivers, face during the winter. Motorists need to be alert for sudden squalls that can quickly cause roads to become snow covered. Heavy squalls can also cause whiteout conditions that can greatly restrict or virtually eliminate a driver’s visibility.

PennDOT is prepared, with plow trucks and other equipment ready. Salt, anti-skid and other materials are in good supply. Crews will be working around the clock if necessary to keep roads safe and passable.

Motorists are reminded that roadways will not be free of snow while precipitation is falling. With freezing temperatures, roads that look wet may actually be icy, and extra caution is needed when approaching bridges and highway ramps where ice can form without warning. Motorists should leave plenty of space – six car lengths — when following a truck that is plowing or spreading winter materials.

PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.


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I-95 Ramp Closure Required in New Jersey, Overnight Detours Necessary

New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced overnight closures of the on-ramp connecting Bear Tavern Road (CR 579) southbound to I-95 southbound (MP 1.5), in Ewing, Mercer County. This closure advances construction of the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

Starting at 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2 until 6:00 a.m. the next morning, and again, following the same schedule, weeknights only, for the next few weeks or as required, the contractor is scheduled to install ramp barriers and create a safe work zone. During the overnight closures the following detour will be in place.

Bear Tavern Road southbound (CR 579) ramp to I-95 southbound detour:

From 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, until :00 a.m., Wednesday, January 3. The detour will be in place for the next few weeks, weeknights only, following the same schedule.

  • Motorists traveling on Bear Tavern Road southbound (CR 579) will be directed to proceed to the next traffic signal and make a left onto I-95 northbound
  • Take I-95 northbound to Exit 3B Scotch Road (CR 611)
  • Take exit for I-95 southbound

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission $396 million Scudder Falls Bridge replacement project will replace the functionally obsolete 57-year-old bridge that carries I-95 over the Delaware River between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The project will replace the current four-lane bridge with a dual-span structure carrying six lanes of through traffic and three auxiliary lanes for merging on and off I-95 at the interchanges, as well as make additional roadway improvements along the 4.4-mile corridor between Route 332 in Pennsylvania and CR579 in New Jersey. Preparation for the bridge replacement project began in April 2017. Construction is expected to be completed by 2022.

Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the bridge, interchange and roadway improvements project.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.


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I-95 to be Redesignated as I-295 in New Jersey Starting in 2018

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the section of what is now I-95 in New Jersey from the Scudder Falls Bridge over the Delaware River to the Route 1 Interchange in Mercer County will be redesignated as I-295 in early 2018.

This change is part of a larger project in which a new interchange is being constructed to connect I-95 to I-276/Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Turnpike connects to the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 6 via the New Jersey Turnpike Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension in Florence, New Jersey. When the new I-95/Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange is completed in Bristol, these highways will be redesignated as I-95, which will create a continuous I-95 from Pennsylvania through New Jersey.

Currently, I-95 runs from Philadelphia north across the Delaware River at the Scudders Fall Bridge into New Jersey and ends at the Route 1 Interchange, where the roadway becomes I-295. This creates a gap in I-95, which picks up again as part of the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 7A in Robbinsville, New Jersey.

The section of what is now I-95 in New Jersey will become I-295 by extending the existing I-295 from the Route 1 Interchange to the Delaware River. Concurrently, the I-95 section in Pennsylvania, from the Delaware River south to the new interchange will be redesignated as I-295.

Seven Interchanges to Get New Exit Numbers

As a result of this change, there are seven interchanges in New Jersey and four interchanges in Pennsylvania that will be renumbered. Additionally, four exits on I-195 in Hamilton will be renumbered to match the I-195 milepost numbering. See the attached Project Overview for the old and new exit numbers, which also is available on NJDOT’s project website.

Beginning in January, highway signs, as well as mile markers, will be replaced on the mainline and approaches of I-95 and I-295 in New Jersey to reflect the redesignation of the interstate and exit numbers. The new exit numbers will correspond to new milepost markers as a continuation of the existing I-295. The former exit numbers will be displayed along with the new exit numbers.

The redesignation program to replace signs will consist of three phases. Phase 1 consists of replacing signs in New Jersey and is scheduled between January 2018 and March 2018 starting with existing I-95 Interchange 8/Princeton Pike and moving west toward the Delaware River. NJDOT will provide more information on the new highway designation and exit numbers as the project progresses, including the use of Portable Variable Message Signs during sign installation to inform motorists of the redesignation and exit renumbering process.

Phase 2, which will start in the spring 2018, will replace signs on both sides of the Delaware River within the Scudders Fall Bridge project limits (former I-95 Exit 1 in New Jersey and Exits 51 and 49 in Pennsylvania). Phase 3 will begin in late spring 2018 and replace signs at the remaining interchanges in Pennsylvania through the new interchange in Bristol.

NJDOT is working with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority, PENNDOT, and the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission on this project.

For detailed information about this project, CLICK HERE.


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New Jersey’s I-95/I-295 Signing Designation Project

I-95 between Philadelphia and New York City currently has a gap where it ends at Route 1 in Lawrence, New Jersey, and picks up again as part of the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 7A in Robbinsville, New Jersey. A new interchange is being constructed to connect I-95 to I-276/Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, which connects to the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 6 via the New Jersey Turnpike Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension in Florence, New Jersey. When this new interchange is completed in Bristol the summer of 2018, these highways will be redesignated as I-95, which will create a continuous I-95 through New Jersey.

Currently, I-95 runs from Philadelphia north across the Delaware River at the Scudders Fall Bridge into New Jersey and ends at the Route 1 Interchange, where the roadway becomes I-295. The section of what is now I-95 in New Jersey will become I-295 by extending the existing I-295 from the Route 1 Interchange to the Delaware River. Concurrently, the I-95 section in Pennsylvania, from the Delaware River south to the new interchange in Bristol will be redesignated as I-295.

Current I-95 and I-295 Designation | I-95 Exit Guide
Current I-95 and I-295 Designation | Click to Enlarge

As a result of this change, there are seven interchanges in New Jersey and four interchanges in Pennsylvania that will be renumbered. Additionally, on I-195, existing Exits 60A, 60B, 1A and 1B will be renumbered to match the I-195 milepost numbering. See the chart below for the old and new exit numbers.

Future I-95 and I-295 Designation | I-95 Exit Guide
Future I-95 and I-295 Designation | Click to Enlarge

Highway signs, including exit signs and mile markers, will be replaced on the mainline and approaches of I-95 and I-295 to reflect the redesignation of the interstate and exit numbers. The new exit numbers will correspond to new milepost markers as a continuation of the existing I-295. The previous exit numbers will be temporarily displayed along with the new exit numbers. The redesignation program to replace signs will consist of three phases and requires coordination among transportation agencies to ensure effective traffic flow on major interstate highways.

Anticipated Construction TimelineKey Work
Phase 1
January – March 2018
Replacing signs in New Jersey starting at existing I-95 interchange 8/Princeton Pike and moving west toward the Delaware River
Phase 2
March – April 2018
Replacing signs on both sides of the Delaware River within the Scudders Fall Bridge project limits (existing
I-95 Exit 1 in New Jersey and Exits 51 and 49 in Pennsylvania).
Phase 3
April – August 2018
Replacing signs at the remaining interchanges through the new interchange in Bristol, PA.

Seven interchanges in New Jersey and four interchanges in Pennsylvania that will be renumbered. The posted direction of the roadway is also changing, with I-295 continuing northbound from the Route 1 interchange into Pennsylvania. Additionally, on I-195, existing Exits 60A, 60B, 1A and 1B will be renumbered to match the I-195 milepost numbering. See the map below for affected interchanges.

NJ/PA Exit Signage Redesignation Map " I-95 Exit Guide
Exit Signage Redesignation Details – Click to Enlarge

 


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