The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the much anticipated Aramingo Avenue ramp to Interstate 95 south at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange in Philadelphia will reopen to traffic by 6:00 AM Friday morning, March 10.
The ramp reconstruction and improvement is associated with the $160.2 million contract in progress to rebuild ramps and improve connections at the I-95 Interchange with the Betsy Ross Bridge and Aramingo Avenue. Construction began in March 2015 and is scheduled to finish in fall 2017.
Weather permitting, crews will work Thursday night, March 9, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning to remove construction barrier, paint lane markings and remove construction signs before reopening the ramp to traffic.
Traffic using the lower part of the ramp, which remains open for motorists heading to northbound I-95, may encounter lane shifts and periodic stoppages of up to 15 minutes during preparations to open the southbound portion of the ramp.
Also scheduled next week:
- Monday, March 6, through Thursday, March 9, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, intermittent single and double lane closures will be in place on northbound and southbound I-95 at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue interchange for overhead ramp construction; and
- Monday, March 6, through Thursday, March 9, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, periodic lane and shoulder closures will be in place on northbound and southbound I-95 between the Philadelphia International Airport and Bartram Avenue interchanges for replacement of electronic message signs.
The sign structure operations are part of PennDOT’s ongoing upgrade of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) components on I-95 and other regional highways.
Motorists are advised to use an alternate route or allow more time for travel on I-95 because backups will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
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