December 10, 2020 - The ramp from the Betsy Ross Bridge to northbound Interstate 95 in Philadelphia closed for approximately one year beginning at approximately 8:00 PM Thursday, December 10, 2020, for reconstruction, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Bridge traffic heading for northbound I-95 will be detoured to Aramingo Avenue and rerouted through the interchange to the Aramingo Avenue ramp to northbound I-95. The ramp from the bridge to southbound I-95 is also closed for reconstruction and is detoured to Aramingo Avenue and rerouted along the same detour route.
Motorists entering Pennsylvania via the Betsy Ross Bridge are advised to remain alert for slowing traffic as drivers become acclimated to the detour.
Following the ramp closure, crews will begin demolition and construction of a new ramp. Both ramps from the bridge to I-95 are expected to be completed and reopened in late 2021.
The ramp from the bridge to northbound I-95 was originally scheduled to be reconstructed beginning in 2022, but its replacement was advanced due to deterioration of its structural components. It is being reconstructed concurrently with the ramp from the bridge to southbound I-95.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signage and relevant training.
Work at the Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange is part of the $93.6 million BR2 project to reconstruct and improve the ramps between the bridge, Aramingo Avenue and I-95.