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:
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.