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Lane Closures, Potential Delays for I-95 Construction in Philadelphia

Motorists on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia will encounter nighttime lane restrictions next week for construction-related activities between the Bridge Street and Allegheny Avenue interchanges, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

The work schedule is:

  • Sunday, February 11, through Friday, February 16, 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; and
  • Wednesday, February 14, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, alternating northbound and southbound single lane closures will be in place between the Allegheny Avenue and Bridge Street interchanges for testing of a recently installed electronic message sign and traffic monitoring equipment.

In addition to the equipment testing on I-95, westbound Woodhaven Road (Route 63) will be reduced from two lanes to one between U.S 13 (Bristol Pike) and Knights Road, and a single lane will be closed on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) between Comly Street and Old Trevose Road in Bucks County on Monday, February 12 through Saturday, February 17, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for installation of message signs and other traffic monitoring equipment.

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

The equipment being installed and tested is among new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) components being installed along I-95 and other regional highways as part of PennDOT’s $212 million project to reconstruct I-95 at the Girard Avenue Interchange. The soil borings are part of the engineering that is underway to reconstruction I-95 between Bridge Street and Allegheny Avenue.


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Lane Closures, Ramp Restrictions for I-95 Construction in Philadelphia

Periodic overnight lane and ramp restrictions will be in place next week on Interstate 95 between the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue interchanges in Philadelphia for soil borings, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

The schedule is:

  • Sunday, February 4, through Friday, February 9, 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, February 5, through Friday, February 9, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, alternating right lane closures will be in place on northbound or southbound I-95 between the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue interchanges for soil borings in the shoulder; and
  • Monday, February 5, through Friday, February 9, 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 southbound I-95 for soil borings.

In addition, Monday, February 5, through Friday, February 9, from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, southbound Richmond Street will be closed to through traffic between Ann Street and Allegheny Avenue for gas line installation. Southbound traffic will be detoured west on Allegheny Avenue and south on Aramingo Avenue.

On Monday, February 5, through Friday, February 9, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, northbound Richmond Street will be closed to through traffic for gas line installation between Westmoreland Street and Tioga Street. Northbound traffic will be detoured east on Allegheny Avenue, north on Delaware Avenue and west on Castor Avenue.

The soil borings are part of the advance engineering activities related to upcoming reconstruction of I-95 at Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue and Bridge Street interchanges.

The gas line installation is being done in advance of construction that will begin later in 2018 to reconstruct and improve Richmond Street between Ann Street and Westmoreland Street.

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


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I-95 Travel Restrictions Scheduled This Week in Philadelphia, Expect Delays

Travel restrictions are scheduled this week on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, for overhead sign inspections, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

The work schedule is:

  • Wednesday, January 31, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, lane restrictions are scheduled on the northbound I-95 off ramp to Linden Avenue;
  • Wednesday, January 31, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, lane restrictions are scheduled on the northbound I-95 off ramp to Academy Road;
  • Wednesday, January 31, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions are scheduled on the northbound I-95 on ramp from Academy Road

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All activities are weather dependent.


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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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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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