PIERS IN PLACE FOR TEMPORARY RAMP AT I-95/GIRARD AVENUE INTERCHANGE
Winter weather hasn’t stopped crews from making progress on the temporary southbound off-ramp that is under construction at the I-95 Girard Avenue Interchange. The ramp, located immediately adjacent to the existing off-ramp that connects with Girard Avenue, will give motorists direct access to the waterfront along Delaware Avenue via Aramingo Avenue.
All of the ramp’s support piers are in place and work is now underway to build the structure’s abutment, or end-wall. The abutment backs up to the earthen embankment that has been constructed where the ramp will meet Aramingo Avenue. Abutment construction will continue as conditions permit. Bridge beams will be set atop the completed piers to support the ramp’s deck, which will be under construction this summer.
Elsewhere at the interchange, about half of the connector road that will carry northbound Aramingo Avenue traffic through the interchange to a new signalized intersection with existing Aramingo Avenue near Norris Street has been excavated and graded with a stone base. Road-building crews will return in the spring to complete the road’s base and pave the Delaware Avenue-to-Aramingo Avenue connection.
Crews have removed a concrete island from Delaware Avenue and excavated the area to create an intersection with the connector near the existing northbound on-ramp to I-95.
At the conclusion of work later this year on I-95/GR0, the first of six stages of construction to improve the interchange and reconstruct adjacent segments of I-95, Aramingo Avenue will be converted to southbound-only between the new intersection with the northbound connector road and Delaware Avenue.
During construction at the interchange, the ramp from Girard Avenue to I-95 north is closed. A posted detour directs eastbound drivers onto Richmond Street, where they can access northbound Aramingo Avenue and the ramp to I-95 north.
The improvements being completed under I-95/GR0 are designed to move traffic between the interstate ramp/Aramingo Avenue and Delaware Avenue/the waterfront during the five future construction stages.
Girard Avenue ramp to I-95 North detoured