Extension of Southbound On-Ramp Lane to Help Ease Work-Zone Congestion
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) extended the on-ramp entrance lane on southbound Interstate 95 at the Girard Avenue Interchange early Saturday morning, November 7, to create a fourth southbound lane to help ease congestion through the construction area.
The extension of the on-ramp entrance lane is expected to improve traffic flow on southbound I-95 through the Girard Avenue construction zone by eliminating the need for motorists to quickly merge and disrupt the flow of southbound traffic when entering I-95 south from the Aramingo Avenue entrance ramp. There are currently three through lanes on southbound I-95 in this work zone.
PennDOT lengthened the southbound on-ramp entrance lane approximately one-mile to the Interstate 676 Interchange by restaging the reconstruction of the northbound interstate bridges over Palmer Street and Susquehanna Avenue to provide the additional room necessary for the extra lane.
PennDOT currently has three projects in construction worth $343 million to rebuild the I-95 Interchange at Girard Avenue, and to reconstruct and widen the highway.
For more information on I-95 improvement projects, visit www.95revive.com.