King of Prussia, PA – Interstate 95 and Interstate 295 motorists will encounter double lane closures in both directions next week between the Academy Road and Route 413 (Bristol) interchanges for construction activities on a project to repair and resurface 13 miles of I-95 and I-295 in Bensalem, Bristol, Middletown and Lower Makefield townships, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule is:
- Monday, September 17, through Friday, September 21, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, northbound I-95 and eastbound I-295 between the Route 132 (Street Road) and Route 413 (Bristol) interchanges for paving;
- Monday, September 17, through Thursday, September 20, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, northbound I-95 between the Academy Road and Route 132 (Street Road) interchanges for bridge dam installation; and
- Monday, September 17, through Thursday, September 20, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, westbound I-295 and southbound I-95 between the Route 413 (Bristol) and Academy Road interchanges, for subbase installation.
In addition, single lane closures will be in place on northbound and southbound I-95 between Academy Road and the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchanges on Monday, September 17, through Thursday, September 20, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, for guide rail installation.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling on I-95 and I-295 in the work areas because significant backups and delays will occur. The contractor’s schedule is weather dependent.
Under this improvement project, PennDOT is milling, overlaying and rehabilitating existing pavement; performing base repairs; installing new guide rail; repairing or replacing damaged traffic signs; performing minor bridge deck repairs; and installing rumble strips and delineators along the I-95 and I-295 corridor in Bucks County. The entire project is scheduled to be completed this fall.
James J. Anderson Construction Company, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $29,633,134 project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
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