King of Prussia, PA — Sections of Aramingo Avenue and Girard Avenue will be closed next week at the Interstate 95 Girard Avenue Interchange in Philadelphia for demolition of the southbound I-95 viaduct, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule is:
- Monday, December 10, through Friday, December 14, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Girard Avenue will be closed between Richmond Street and the Aramingo Avenue overpass. Local detour routes will be posted for eastbound or westbound Girard Avenue motorists; and
- Tuesday, December 11, and Wednesday, December 12, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Aramingo Avenue will be closed between Girard Avenue and Delaware Avenue. Local detour routes will be posted for eastbound and westbound Aramingo Avenue motorists.
In addition, beginning Monday, December 10, through Friday, December 28, Palmer Street will be closed between Delaware Avenue and Salmon Street for demolition and reconstruction of the southbound viaduct. During the closure, motorists will be detoured south on Delaware Avenue, right on Frankford Avenue, and right on Girard Avenue.
All scheduled activities are subject to change depending on weather conditions.
The demolition is part of the $312 million project currently underway through 2023 to replace the southbound I-95 viaduct between Palmer Street in Fishtown and Ann Street in Port Richmond, reconstruct and improve the southbound on and off-ramps at Girard Avenue, and rebuild the southbound I-95 pavement between Ann Street and Allegheny Avenue.
James J. Anderson Construction Company, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the project which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
More information about the reconstruction of I-95 in Philadelphia is available at www.95revive.com.
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