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New I-95 North Ramp at Girard Avenue Interchange Opens

May 19, 2017

New off-ramp from I-95 north at the Girard Avenue Interchange is open.


King of Prussia, PA Northbound Interstate 95 lane and ramp closures are scheduled Tuesday night for preparations to open the new northbound off-ramp at the Girard Avenue Interchange in Philadelphia by Wednesday morning, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

From 10:00 PM Tuesday, May 23, to 5:00 AM Wednesday, May 24, northbound I-95 will be reduced from three lanes-to-two at the Girard Avenue Interchange, and the existing northbound off-ramp will be closed permanently, as crews place construction barrier and paint new lane markings to create a temporary approach from I-95 north to the newly-built off ramp. The new off-ramp, which will take motorists to a new, signalized intersection at Richmond Street, is expected to be open by 5:00 AM Wednesday.

During the overnight operation, traffic heading for the northbound off-ramp at Girard Avenue will be detoured to the off-ramp at Allegheny Avenue, then right on Westmoreland Street and right on Allegheny Avenue to access Richmond Street and Aramingo Avenue.

Once the new I-95 off-ramp is opened Wednesday morning, work will get underway to remove the old off-ramp to Delaware Avenue. Crews will then complete construction of the new northbound viaduct between the Girard Avenue and Allegheny Avenue interchanges, which also will include the permanent approach to the new off-ramp. Removal of the old ramp also will allow crews to complete improvements to Delaware Avenue from Columbia Avenue to Aramingo Avenue.

In addition, on Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the outside lane and shoulder on northbound I-95 will be closed between the Bartram Avenue/Route 291 East and Philadelphia International Airport interchanges for testing and calibration of a newly installed electronic message sign. 

All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The work at the Girard Avenue Interchange is part of PennDOT’s $211.7 million project to rebuild and widen 1.5 miles of northbound I-95 from the Girard Avenue to the Allegheny Avenue interchanges. The sign work is part of PennDOT’s initiative to update Intelligent Transportation Systems’ (ITS) equipment on I-95 and other regional highways.

For more information on I-95 improvement projects, visit www.95revive.com.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

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