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PennDOT to Begin I-95, I-295, I-476 Bridge Repair Project in Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware Counties

I-95 nighttime lane closures begin June 8 in Delaware County

June 1, 2020 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction will begin Monday, June 8, on the project to perform high-priority repairs on 13 bridges on Interstate 95, Interstate 295 and Interstate 476 in Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware counties.
 
Under this contract, PennDOT’s contractor will make structural repairs to the following bridges:
 
Philadelphia

  • I-95 over Broad Street (Route 611), Ramp A and Terminal Avenue;
  • I-95 over Terminal Avenue;
  • I-95 over CSX Railroad;
  • I-95 over Pattison Avenue;
  • I-95 over Oregon Avenue and Shunk Street;
  • I-95 over Shunk Street to Mifflin Street;
  • I-95 over Mifflin Street to Christian Street; and
  • Market Street over I-95, Columbus Boulevard.

Bucks County

  • I-295 over the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Northbound) in Bristol Township;
  • I-295 over the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Southbound) in Bristol Township; and
  • Trenton Road over I-295 in Middletown Township.

Delaware County

  • Blue Ball Avenue over I-95 in Upper Chichester Township; and
  • I-476 Ramp over I-95, CSX & Crum Creek in Ridley Township.

Repairs to these 13 structures includes replacing rocker bearings, frozen sliding plate bearings and deck expansion joints; cleaning and painting steel beams; repairing substructure concrete; and reconstructing bearing pedestals.

In addition, the project includes the replacement of 24 high mast light poles along the I-95 corridor in Philadelphia and Delaware counties.
 
Beginning Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12, from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM, a lane closure will be in place on northbound and southbound I-95 between Naaman’s Creek Road and Chichester Avenue for bridge painting on the structure that carries Blueball Avenue over the interstate in Upper Chichester Township, Delaware County.
 
Most construction activities under this project will take place during off-peak hours. All travel lanes on I-95 must be open to traffic during the morning and afternoon rush hours. This project will also include several ramp detours when work takes place on the ramp structures. 
 
Driscoll Construction Company, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $33.9 million project which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. Construction is expected to finish in late 2023.