Travel restrictions are scheduled next week on Interstate 95 for construction at the Girard Avenue and Cottman Avenue (Route 73) interchanges in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said.
The work is associated with contracts underway to rebuild the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Girard Avenue interchanges and reconstruct and widen more than three miles of I-95 adjoining those interchanges.
The work schedule is:
- On Sunday, August 21, through Friday, August 26, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, I-95 north and south will be reduced from three lanes to two at the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) Interchange for sign construction;
- On Sunday, August 21, through Friday, August 26, 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); and
- On Sunday, August 21, through Friday, August 26, the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to I-95 north will be closed 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.
In addition, on Monday, August 22, through Friday, August 26, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, southbound Richmond Street will be closed between Lehigh Avenue and Cumberland Street, in the vicinity of the Girard Avenue Interchange, for concrete deck placement on the new northbound viaduct. Southbound Richmond Street motorists will be detoured west on Lehigh Avenue and south on Aramingo Avenue to Delaware Avenue.
On Wednesday, August 24, through Friday, August 26, from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Girard Avenue will be closed between Fletcher Street and Richmond Street for erection of beams for the new northbound viaduct. Motorists will be detoured on Aramingo Avenue and Lehigh Avenue around the closed roadway.
On Monday, August 22, through Friday, August 26, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions will be in place on southbound Broad Street in the vicinity of the stadium complex near Pattison Avenue for installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems wiring.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time for travel through the work zones. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
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