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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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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.
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July 21, 2017
A water truck sprays the Girard Interchange construction areas to keep the dust down.
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June 23, 2017
With the old northbound off-ramp removed, excavators are clearing the area to start construction on the southern end of the new northbound viaduct.
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June 23, 2017
The old retaining wall along I-95 north at Colombia Avenue near the Girard Avenue Interchange is being replaced by the approach to the new northbound off-ramp to Richmond Street.
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June 13, 2017
Demolition of a retaining wall at Columbia Avenue and Richmond Street for construction of the approach to the new northbound off-ramp at Girard Avenue.
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June 05, 2017
Vehicles exit I-95 north at the new Girard Interchange ramp to Richmond Street.
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June 05, 2017
The old northbound I-95 ramp to Delaware Avenue at the Girard Avenue Interchange is demolished. Northbound traffic is exiting at a new ramp to Richmond Street nearby.
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May 19, 2017
The northbound I-95 off-ramp to Delaware Avenue at the Girard Avenue Interchange is closed and being dismantled. Exiting traffic is now using the new off-ramp to Richmond Street.
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May 09, 2017
The new northbound off-on ramps at Girard Avenue meet at a new intersection on Richmond Street. The new off-ramp is expected to open later this spring, the new on-ramp this fall.