King of Prussia, PA – The ramp from Route 352 (Edgmont Avenue) to southbound Interstate 95 is scheduled to close on Monday, December 11, through Friday, December 15, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for construction activities related to a project to rehabilitate eight bridges over I-95 and CSX Railroad in the City of Chester, Delaware County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
During the daytime closure, motorists will be directed to use Route 352 (Edgmont Avenue), U.S. 13 (9th Street) and Kerlin Street to access southbound I-95.
In addition to the ramp closure, overnight lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound I-95 between the Interstate 476 (Exit 7) and Route 352/Route 320 (Exit 6) interchanges on Monday, December 11, through Friday, December 15, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Under this improvement project, PennDOT is rehabilitating the multi-span, steel girder bridges on Potter Street, Madison Street, Upland Street, Melrose Avenue, Chestnut Street, Edgmont Avenue, and the Crosby Street and Walnut Street pedestrian structures. The contractor is also improving the I-95 south exit ramp at Chestnut Street.
PennDOT owns the Edgmont Avenue and Madison Street bridges, and the City of Chester owns the remaining six structures.
In addition to the bridge and ramp improvements, PennDOT’s contractor is repairing Chestnut Street and Morton Avenue from 12th Street to 4th Street; reconstructing curbs and sidewalks; milling and resurfacing the streets; installing a new traffic signal at Chestnut Street and Morton Avenue; upgrading the traffic signal at Morton Avenue and 7th Street; and reconstructing Morton Avenue from 7th Street to 4th Street to lower the road under the Amtrak overpass to increase vertical clearance.
South State, Inc. of Bridgeton, N.J. is the general contractor on the $16.6 million project which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
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
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