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BSR-BRI Project Overview

This project will rebuild and improve Interstate 95 between the Bridge Street and Betsy Ross Bridge interchanges in Philadelphia.

BSR Details

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Section BS1

Construction Cost: $79,721,368
General Contractor: H & K Group, Skippack, PA
Construction Start: Early 2020
Construction Completion: Late 2022

Section BS1 of the rebuilding of I-95 at the Bridge Street Interchange will reconstruct the northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 from relocated Carver Street to Levick Street. Preliminary Engineering for this section finished in November 2011 and Final Design began in fall 2013, with construction anticipated to start in early 2020.

I-95/BS1 Details:

  • Reconstruct northbound and southbound I-95 (four lanes in each direction) from relocated Carver Street to Levick Street
  • Replace the bridges that carry I-95 over Comly Street and Van Kirk Street
  • Replace five retaining walls
  • Construct parking, lighting and landscaping improvements at Lardners Point Park

 

IN DESIGN

Section BS2

Construction Cost: TBD
General Contractor: TBD
Construction Start: 2021
Construction Completion: 2024

Section BS2 will rebuild I-95 northbound and southbound from just north of Margaret Street to relocated Carver Street. This section includes removal of the southbound Bridge Street off-ramp at James Street. A new southbound off-ramp will connect directly to Tacony Street at the relocated Carver Street underpass. Also planned is a new on-ramp from Tacony Street and the Delaware Avenue extension to northbound I-95 in the vicinity of Arsenal Business Center and the new Dietz & Watson facility. When this new ramp is completed, the existing northbound I-95 on-ramp from Bridge Street will close. A significant aspect of this project is replacement of the viaduct that carries I-95 over Tacony Street and Bridge Street. Preliminary Engineering for this section finished in November 2011, and Final Design began in fall 2013.  Construction is anticipated to start in 2021.

I-95/BS2 Details:

  • Reconstruct northbound and southbound I-95 (four lanes in each direction) from just north of Margaret Street to relocated Carver Street. This includes the replacement of the viaduct that carries I-95 over Tacony Street and Bridge Street
  • Replace the bridges that carry I-95 over Fraley Street and Carver Street
  • Relocated the James Street off-ramp further north, connecting it to Tacony Street via a new underpass at relocated Carver Street. This ramp will also connect to the proposed Delaware Avenue extension
  • Construct a new on-ramp to I-95 northbound from Tacony Street and the Delaware Avenue extension
  • Remove the Bridge Street northbound on-ramp and bridge over Tacony Street and Bridge Street
  • Reconstruct Tacony Street from Buckius Street to Comly Street
  • Install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Tacony Street and relocated Carver Street
  • Modify the traffic signals at the intersections of Bridge Street and Tacony Street, and at Bridge Street and James Street

Completed I-95 Lane Configuration


Completed Tacony Street Lane Configuration from Bridge Street to Comly Street


Completed Tacony Street Lane Configuration from Aramingo Avenue to Bridge Street

IN DESIGN

Section BS3

Construction Cost: TBD
General Contractor: TBD
Construction Start: 2026
Construction Completion: 2030

Section BS3 includes reconstruction of Aramingo Avenue from Church Street to Tacony Street, and then continuing north on Harbison Avenue up to the Amtrak overpass. Preliminary Engineering for this section finished in November 2011 and Final Design will begin in 2016.  Construction is anticipated to start in 2026.

I-95/BS3 Details:

  • Aramingo Avenue at Orthodox Street
  • Aramingo Avenue at Margaret Street
  • Aramingo/Harbison avenues at Tacony Street
  • Harbison Avenue at Tacony Street/Wakeling Street

Completed Aramingo Avenue Lane Configuration from Adams Avenue to Sepviva Street


Completed Aramingo Avenuet Lane Configuration at Orthodox Street, looking north

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Section BS4 (2017-2020)

Construction Cost: $81 million
General Contractor: AP Construction Co., Blackwood, NJ
Construction Start: January 2017
Construction Completion: Mid-2020

Section BS4 includes the remaining work to complete the reconstruction of the interchange ramps west of Aramingo Avenue. Section BS4 will complete and open the ramps connecting Aramingo Avenue to and from the Betsy Ross Bridge. It also includes the reconstruction of Aramingo Avenue from Wheatsheaf Lane to Church Street, the construction of the Adams Avenue Connector, and the construction of the first section of the Frankford Creek Greenway. Construction began in January 2017 and is anticipated to be completed in mid-2020.

I-95/BS4 Details:

  • Reconstruct and widen Aramingo Avenue from Wheatsheaf Lane to Church Street
  • Replace the Aramingo Avenue bridge over Frankford Creek
  • Construct new ramps (Ramps D, F, JJ, KK) to connect Aramingo Avenue to I-95 north and south, and open the ramps connecting Aramingo Avenue to and from the Betsy Ross Bridge
  • Construct the Adams Avenue Connector between Torresdale Avenue and Aramingo Avenue
  • Construct a multi-use side path along Aramingo Avenue from Wheatsheaf Lane to Church Street, and along the Adams Avenue Connector

IN DESIGN

Section BS5

Construction Cost: TBD
General Contractor: TBD
Construction Start: Late 2022
Construction Completion: 2025

Section BS5 is for the extension of Delaware Avenue from Orthodox Street to Tacony Street in the vicinity of the Arsenal Business Center and the new Dietz & Watson facility. Preliminary Engineering for this section began in 2016, with construction anticipated to start in late 2022.

I-95/BS5 Details:

PennDOT will extend Delaware Avenue from its current terminus at Orthodox Street further north along the waterfront, cross the Old Frankford Creek on a new bridge, and then turn west to intersect Tacony Street. A connection to Buckius Street,  Bridge Street and Richmond Street is also planned. Included will be construction of a multi-use side path along the Delaware River with connections to Bridesburg, the Frankford Boat Launch, and the Kensington and Tacony trail to the north.

Completed Tacony Street Lane Configuration from Aramingo Avenue to Bridge Street

BRI Details

CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED

Section BR0

Construction Cost: $160.3 million
General Contractor: Joint Venture of Driscoll Construction Co., Blue Bell, PA, and R.E. Pierson, Pilesgrove, NJ
Construction Start: March 2015
Construction Completion: Fall 2017

Section BR0 of the rebuilding of I-95 at the Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange is complete. Work began in March 2015 and finished at the end of 2017. Section BR0 rebuilt most of the existing ramps at the interchange and partially constructed the missing ramps between the Betsy Ross Bridge and Aramingo Avenue. The ramps will be completed and opened to traffic under the Section BS4 project (see BS4: 2017-2020). The new ramps connecting the Betsy Ross Bridge to and from Aramingo Avenue will be completed and opened at the completion of the Section BR2 project.

I-95/BR0 Details:

  • Widen the ramp bridge (Ramp C) and carrying northbound I-95 traffic to Aramingo Avenue
  • Widen and replace the deck of the ramp bridge (Ramp D) over Aramingo Avenue/Conrail/Frankford Creek carrying Aramingo Avenue traffic to I-95 South
  • Relocate the ramp (Ramp EE) carrying southbound traffic over I-95 to the Betsy Ross Bridge
  • Rehabilitate the ramp bridge (Ramp F) carrying southbound I-95 traffic to Aramingo Avenue
  • Widen and replace the deck of the ramp bridge (Ramp I) carrying northbound and southbound I-95 traffic over Aramingo Avenue/Conrail and the future westbound traffic from the Betsy Ross Bridge to Aramingo Avenue
  • Construct a new bridge for the ramp (Ramp I) carrying the future westbound traffic from the Betsy Ross Bridge over I-95 to Aramingo Avenue
  • Construct a new bridge for the ramp (Ramp JJ) carrying the future Aramingo Avenue traffic to the Betsy Ross Bridge
  • Relocate a combination Philadelphia Water Department Sanitary/Storm Sewer Culvert
  • Install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Richmond Street and the westbound exit ramp from the Betsy Ross Bridge
  • Install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Richmond Street and Bristol Street
  • Relocate the Philadelphia Gas Works gas mains under abandoned Thompson Street (Work done by PGW)
  • Relocate the PECO Energy underground electric lines at abandoned Thompson Street (Work done by PECO Energy)
  • Remove the Thompson Street bridge over the Frankford Creek

IN DESIGN

Section BR2

Construction Cost: $93.6 million
General Contractor: Buckley & Company, Philadelphia, PA
Construction Start: Early 2020
Construction Completion: 2022

Section BR2 includes additional ramp improvements at the I-95/Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange that will begin in early 2020.  Section BR2 will replace four ramps.

I-95/BR2 Details:

  • Replace the ramp structure from northbound I-95 that passes over the Frankford Creek and connects with the Betsy Ross Bridge
    • This ramp will be constructed one half-at-a-time, allowing for one lane of traffic during construction
  • Replace the ramp structure from the Betsy Ross Bridge to southbound I-95
    • This ramp will be closed and detoured for approximately 15 months during the middle stage of the two-and-a-half years of BR2 construction
  • Replace the ramp structure from the Betsy Ross Bridge to northbound I-95
    • This ramp will be closed and detoured for approximately 10 months during the latter stage of the project
  • Replace the ramp structure from Aramingo Avenue to southbound I-95
    • This ramp will be closed and detoured for approximately 10 months during the latter stage of the project
    • The ramp from Aramingo Avenue to northbound I-95, which splits from the ramp structure to southbound I-95, will remain open 

 

IN DESIGN

Section BR3

Construction Cost: TBD
General Contractor: TBD
Construction Start: 2023
Construction Completion: 2025

Section BR3 includes reconstruction of the northbound lanes of I-95 from Wheatsheaf Lane to just north of Margaret Street. Preliminary Engineering for this section finished in December 2011. Final Design will begin in late 2019, with construction anticipated to start in 2023.

I-95/BR3 Details:

  • Widen and reconstruct northbound I-95 (expand from 3 to 4 travel lanes) from the northern limit of the structure over Wheatsheaf Lane to just north of Margaret Street
  • Realign Pearce Street to connect to Orthodox Street
  • Replace the I-95 northbound bridge over Frankford Creek
  • Remove the I-95 northbound low-level structure from the Betsy Ross Interchange to Orthodox Street and replace with engineered fill
  • Remove the northbound collector-distributor low-level structure from the Betsy Ross Bridge to Orthodox Street and replace with engineered fill
  • Replace the I-95 northbound bridge over Orthodox Street and Pearce Street, and the I-95 northbound bridge over Margaret Street
  • Rehabilitate the ramp (Ramp G) bridge that carries Aramingo Avenue traffic to I-95 north
  • Rehabilitate the ramp (Ramp H) bridge that carries Betsy Ross Bridge traffic to I-95 north over Juniata Street and Almond Street
  • Remove the existing ramp (Ramp Y) bridge and replace with fill
  • Remove the existing ramp (Ramp J) bridge over Orthodox Street and Pearce Street
  • Replace numerous retaining walls
  • Construct approximately 1,000 feet of ground-mounted sound walls and 3,000 feet of structure-mounted sound walls along northbound I-95


Completed I-95 Lane Configuration

IN DESIGN

Section BR4

Construction Cost: TBD
General Contractor: TBD
Construction Start: 2026
Construction Completion: 2029

Section BR4 includes reconstruction of the southbound lanes of I-95 from Wheatsheaf Lane to just north of Margaret Street. Preliminary Engineering for this section was finished in December 2011. Final Design will begin in 2022, with construction anticipated to start in 2026.

I-95/BR4 Details:

  • Widen and reconstruct southbound I-95 (expand from 3 to 4 travel lanes) from the northern limit of the structure over Wheatsheaf Lane to just north of Margaret Street
  • Replace the I-95 southbound bridge over Frankford Creek
  • Remove the I-95 southbound low-level structure from the Betsy Ross Interchange to Orthodox Street and replace with engineered fill
  • Remove the southbound collector-distributor low-level structure from the Betsy Ross Bridge to Orthodox Street and replace with engineered fill
  • Replace the I-95 southbound bridge over Orthodox Street and Pearce Street and the I-95 southbound bridge over Margaret Street
  • Replace numerous retaining walls

Completed I-95 Lane Configuration

IN DESIGN

Section BR5

Construction Cost: TBD
General Contractor: TBD
Construction Start: 2023
Construction Completion: 2026

Section BR5 includes work related to the Conrail/NJ Transit (DelAir Branch) railroad line. The railroad bridge over I-95 will be rehabilitated. The railroad bridge over abandoned Thompson Street will be removed. The bridge over the northbound ramps to the Betsy Ross Bridge and Aramingo Avenue will be rehabilitated. Preliminary Engineering for this section finished in December 2011 and Final Design is expected to begin in 2020, with construction anticipated to start in 2023.

I-95/BR5 Details:

  • Rehabilitate the railroad bridge over I-95
  • Remove the railroad bridge over Thompson Street
  • Rehabilitate the railroad bridge over the northbound I-95 ramps (Ramps A, C) to the Betsy Ross Bridge and Aramingo Avenue