Motorists traveling Interstate 95 and southbound Interstate 476 in Delaware County will encounter single and double lane closures and a full ramp closure at night next week for various construction activities under a project to rehabilitate pavement and repair 15 structures on more than 11 miles of the interstate in Lower Chichester, Upper Chichester, Chester, Ridley and Tinicum townships, the City of Chester and Upland and Ridley Park boroughs, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule and locations are:
- Monday, February 28, through Friday, March 4, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and from 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM, a single lane closure will be in place in sections on northbound and southbound I-95 between the Route 452 (Market Street) and I-476 interchanges;
- Monday, February 28, through Friday, March 4, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, a double lane closure will be in place in sections on northbound and southbound I-95 between the Route 452 (Market Street) and I-476 interchanges; and
- Monday, February 28, and Tuesday, March 1, from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, a single lane closure will be in place on southbound I-476 between the MacDade Boulevard (Exit 1) and I-95 interchanges.
In addition, the ramp from Chestnut Street to northbound Interstate 95 in the City of Chester will be closed and detoured on Monday, February 28, through Friday, March 4, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use U.S. 13 (Morton Avenue/Chester Pike) and turn right on Stewart Avenue to access the ramp to northbound I-95.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through or near the work areas because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will mill, overlay and rehabilitate the existing concrete pavement including 41 ramps; perform minor structural repairs to 15 of the 33 bridges located in the project limits; repair sections of median barrier; upgrade guide rail; install new pavement markings, delineators and rumble strips; repair and clean existing inlets and pipes; and replace damaged or missing traffic signs. The Pennsylvania Welcome Center just north of the Delaware state line also will be improved with concrete base repairs and new parking stripes, pavement markings and signs.
Allan A. Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the $68.4 million project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. The entire project is expected to be completed in late 2023.
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