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Travel Restrictions Next Week on I-95 and Richmond Street in Philadelphia

07/07/2016

​King of Prussia, PA – Travel restrictions are scheduled next week on Interstate 95 and on Richmond Street for construction at the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Girard Avenue interchanges, respectively, in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.

This work is associated with contracts underway to rebuild the Cottman Avenue (Route 73) and Girard Avenue interchanges and reconstruct and widen more than three miles of I-95 adjoining those interchanges.
 
The work schedule is:
 
•  On Sunday, July 10, through Saturday, July 16, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, I-95 north will be reduced from three lanes to two between the Bridge Street and Cottman Avenue (Route 73) interchanges for paving on the northbound side of I-95;
 
•  On Sunday, July 10, through Saturday, July 16, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the I-95 north off-ramp to Cottman Avenue (Route 73) will be closed for paving on the northbound side of I-95. Motorists will be detoured north on I-95 to the exit at the Academy Road Interchange, then right on Linden Avenue, and right on State Road to Cottman Avenue (Route 73); and
 
•  On Sunday, July 10, through Saturday, July 16, the Princeton Avenue on-ramp to I-95 north will be closed from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for installation of drain pipes. Motorists will be detoured north on State Road, then left on Linden Avenue, then right on the ramp to I-95 north at the Academy Road Interchange.
 
In the vicinity of the Girard Avenue Interchange, motorists using Richmond Street between Cumberland Street and Lehigh Avenue will encounter periodic stoppages on Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15, between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM for placement of beams for the new northbound viaduct.
 
Drivers are advised to allow extra time for travel through the work zones.  All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
For more information on I-95 improvement projects, visit www.95revive.com.
 
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 770 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: Gene Blaum, 610-205-6800
 
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