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I-95 Lane Closures, Ramp Restrictions Planned Next Week in Philadelphia

12/01/2017

King of Prussia, PA – Motorists using Interstate 95 in Philadelphia will encounter overnight lane closures and daytime and nighttime lane restrictions on several ramps for construction activities, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
 
The work schedule is:
 
• Sunday, December 3, through Saturday, December 9, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, intermittent lane closures will be in place on the northbound I-95 on-and-off ramps and the southbound off-ramp at the Cottman Avenue Interchange for line painting and inlet cleaning;
• Sunday, December 3, through Friday, December 8, from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, intermittent lane restrictions will be in place on the ramp from northbound I-95 to the Betsy Ross Bridge, and on the ramp from the Betsy Ross Bridge to southbound I-95 for soil borings related to upcoming construction at the interchange; and
• Monday, December 4, through Friday, December 8, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, periodic lane closures will be in place on northbound and southbound I-95 at the Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange for overhead ramp painting.
 
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling on I-95 through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
 
The activities at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange are part of the $160.2 million project to rebuild ramps and improve connections between I-95, the Betsy Ross Bridge and Aramingo Avenue. The work at the Cottman Avenue ramps is part of the $212 million reconstruction and widening at the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) Interchange.
 
For more information about the project and PennDOT’s initiative to reconstruct and improve I-95, visit www.95revive.com.
 
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: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800

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