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GIR Progress Photos

Construction to improve the I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange is dramatically changing the look and function of some of the surface roads at the interchange. These before and after photos illustrate some of those changes.

















Richmond Street before (left) and today (right).

















Old Conrail bridge over Richmond Street (left), Conrail bridges over Richmond Street today (right).

















Under the old Conrail bridge and under the new Conrail overpasses today.

















The old Girard Avenue bridge over Aramingo Avenue and the new Girard Avenue bridge.

"What are they doing there?"

Below are photos showing construction progress or illustrating unique concepts, materials or approaches in use at Girard Avenue. Images are in reverse chronological order. Enlarged images can be seen by clicking any of these thumbnails. If you'd like more information about what you are seeing, send us an email and we'll be glad to fill you in.

12.7.17 Girard Viaduct Demolition
December 08, 2017
Amid piles of demolished concrete pavement, demolition continues on the inside section of the northbound I-95 viaduct at Girard Avenue.
12.5.17_GR5-6Dig
December 05, 2017
This archaeological investigation at Front and Callowhill streets is taking place in advance of construction of a large storm water mitigation basin during a later phase of the GIR project. More in GIR/Environmental Studies.
11.8.17_GIR-5
November 09, 2017
A worker hoses down the demolished section of the old northbound I-95 viaduct at Girard Avenue to controls dust.
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November 09, 2017
A parking lot is under construction adjacent to I-95 north at Delaware Avenue and Columbia Avenue at the Girard Avenue Interchange.
10.19.17_GIR-1
October 20, 2017
The new on-ramp to northbound I-95 from Richmond Street at the Girard Avenue Interchange is now open to traffic.
8.8.17_GIR-5
October 01, 2017
The new on-ramp to I-95 north from Richmond Street at the Girard Avenue Interchange will open later this month as part of a traffic shift onto a section of the new viaduct.
9.18.17_GIR-1
September 19, 2017
Parapet construction will complete the last section of concrete paving at the approach to the new off-ramp at Girard Avenue.
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September 19, 2017
With the new water mains installed as part of the Adams Avenue Connector project, a section of Torresdale Avenue in the vicinity of Adams Avenue is being reconstructed.
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September 19, 2017
Machinery is in place to complete the switch from the old water main to the new main installed as part of the Cottman Avenue Interchange reconstruction. The apparatus will be removed after the switch, known as a "wet tap".
9.18.17_GIR-2
September 19, 2017
The final section of new concrete pavement at the approach to the new northbound off-ramp at Girard Avenue cures.