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I-95 and I-76 Travel Restrictions Scheduled Next Week for Bridge Inspections in Philadelphia

12/01/2017

​King of Prussia, PA – Travel restrictions are scheduled next week on Interstate 95 and Interstate 76 in Philadelphia for bridge inspections, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The work schedule is:
 
• Monday, December 4, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, a left lane closure is scheduled on northbound I-95 between the Betsy Ross Bridge and Cottman Avenue interchanges;
• Monday, December 4, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on northbound I-95 at the Bridge Street interchange;
• Monday, December 4, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on southbound I-95 between the Betsy Ross Bridge and Allegheny Avenue interchanges;
• Monday, December 4, from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM a left lane closure is scheduled on southbound I-95 between the Betsy Ross Bridge and Allegheny Avenue interchanges;
• Tuesday, December 5, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on eastbound I-76 between the 30th Street and South Street interchanges; and
• Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a single lane closure is scheduled on westbound I-76 between the 30th Street and Interstate 676 interchanges.
 
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because slowdowns will occur. All activities are weather dependent.
 
The inspections are part of PennDOT’s program to inspect bridges at least once every two years. The inspections ensure the safety and overall condition of the structures.
 
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
 
A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.  
 
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.
 
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
 
For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Ayanna Williams, 610-205-6798
 
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