January 8, 2022 – Reconstruction of Castor Avenue between Richmond Street and the I-95 on-ramp began in early December (see below). This section of Castor Avenue is expected to remain closed until later this winter as crews complete installation of utilities and rebuild the pavement.
Traffic heading for the Castor Avenue ramp to northbound I-95 from west of Richmond Street is being detoured east on Tioga Street, then north on Delaware Avenue to west on Castor Avenue and the ramp.
Reconstruction of the concrete base on the north side of Castor Avenue between Delaware Avenue and the I-95 ramps continues as weather permits (see below-right).
Construction crews have completed construction of the new roadway on the west side of Delaware Avenue between Allegheny Avenue and Castor Avenue. Reconstruction of the east side of Delaware Avenue is now underway and is expected to be completed this spring.
Work also is underway to install a lining in the twin brick sewers under Allegheny Avenue east of Richmond Street to the river. Allegheny Avenue remains open with lane restrictions during this work. Reconstruction of Allegheny Avenue between Richmond Street and Delaware Avenue is expected to start in mid-2022 at the completion of the utility work.
The contractor has installed temporary traffic patterns on Allegheny, Castor, and Delaware avenues for the current stage of work. Two-plus years of construction on AF2 will improve traffic movement to and from the I-95/Allegheny Avenue Interchange by rebuilding and improving segments of Allegheny, Delaware, and Castor avenues in Port Richmond.
PennDOT this winter will begin stockpiling fill material at Monkiewicz Playground. The material will be placed on the Temporary Construction Easements adjacent to I-95 on both Richmond and Bath streets that were secured by PennDOT for use during I-95 construction. PennDOT is working with the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation to potentially use the material to cover the contaminated soil that necessitated closing the Playground a number of years ago.
Click here to view the flyer posted at the Playground for more information.
AF2 construction is expected to be completed in 2023.
James J. Anderson Construction, of Philadelphia, is the general contractor.