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8/23/2011 Girard Interchange Status: Fall 2011

PennDOT awarded the contract on Oct. 11, 2011 for constrution of I-95/GR1, the next stage of reconstruction of the Girard Avenue Interchange and adjoining sections of I-95 in Philadelphia, to James J. Anderson Construction Company, Philadelphia, for $91,261,198.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in early-November

In addition to the roadway improvements below, PennDOT also will begin putting in place a number of sustainable and green initiatives that were developed during the design phase through the project's Sustainable Action Committee. Read more about those ground level improvements here."

The I-95/GR1 phase includes:

  • Reconstruction and widening of Richmond Street on its existing alignment between Aramingo Avenue and Cumberland Street;
  • Reconstruction and widening of Richmond Street on a new alignment shifted east between Cumberland and Ann streets;
  • Replacement of two (2) Conrail bridges over Richmond Street near Lehigh Avenue with four (4) separate structures with new Conrail tracks;
  • Reconstruction, a half-at-a-time, of the Girard Avenue bridge over the northbound Aramingo Avenue spur;
  • Extensive utility relocations along Richmond Street and adjacent streets to the west;
  • Intersection improvements along Richmond Street at Girard Avenue, Cumberland Street, Sereant Street, Huntingdon Street, Lehigh Avenue, Somerset Street, Cambria Street and Ann Street;
  • Deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) devices -- dynamic message signs, traffic cameras, travel-time sensors, etc. along arterial routes adjacent to I-95 between the Broad Street and Betsy Ross Bridge interchanges.


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The Separate Projects

  • Cottman-Princeton Interchange (CPR)
  • Cottman Avenue to Bridge Street (BSR)
  • Bridge Street to Betsy Ross Bridge (BRI)
  • Betsy Ross Bridge to Girard Avenue (AFC)
  • Girard Avenue Interchange (GIR)
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