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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.

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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.
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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".
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September 19, 2017
The final section of new concrete pavement at the approach to the new northbound off-ramp at Girard Avenue cures.
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September 19, 2017
New northbound paving in place between the Girard Avenue and Allegheny Avenue interchanges awaits a traffic shift in October that will move northbound traffic onto the new viaduct.
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September 19, 2017
New northbound paving in place between the Girard Avenue and Allegheny Avenue interchanges awaits a traffic shift in October that will move northbound traffic onto the new viaduct.
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September 05, 2017
A section of newly poured concrete deck on the approach to the northbound off-ramp at Girard Avenue.
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August 18, 2017
A "T" panel is maneuvered into place as workers build a "T Wall" retaining wall to support the approach to the new northbound off-ramp at the Girard Avenue Interchange.
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July 21, 2017
Barrels mark the construction zone along Torresdale Avenue near Adams Avenue where PennDOT is installing new water lines as part of the Adams Avenue Connector.