CPR Project Overview

Reconstruct and improve 1.4 miles of I-95 between the Cottman Avenue (Rt. 73) and Bridge Street interchanges, including the Cottman Avenue Interchange.

Section CP1 construction was completed in 2012. Mainline reconstruction, Section CP2, along with surface street improvements in the vicinity of the interchange, was substantially completed in late 2017. A third and final contract, Section CP3, is under design and scheduled for construction in 2021. Section CP3 will complete installation of new water and sewer mains in the vicinity of the interchange and finish construction of the new on-ramp from Cottman Avenue (Route 73) to I-95 south.


Section CP1

Construction Cost: $34 million
General Contractor: Tony DePaul & Son, Blue Bell, PA
Construction Start: April 2009
Construction Completion: September 2012

I-95/CP1 Details:

  • New on-ramp at State RoadConstruction of a new southbound on-ramp from State Road at Longshore Avenue (right)
  • Removal of the existing southbound on-ramp from Princeton Avenue
  • Construction of a new northbound on-ramp spur from Milnor Street that connects with the existing northbound on-ramp from Princeton Avenue
  • Improvements to Princeton Avenue between Torresdale Avenue and State Road that included installation of traffic calming features (curb bump-outs) and a painted bicycle lane. Princeton Avenue was converted from a one-way eastbound to a two-way road at the completion of improvements
  • Widening and reconstruction of Cottman Avenue to include one lane eastbound and two lanes westbound from State Road to Torresdale Avenue. Vertical clearance under the AMTRAK overpass near State Road also was increased to 14' 6"
  • Widening of State Road to two lanes southbound, one lane northbound, between Cottman and Princeton avenues



Section CP2

Construction Cost: $212.3 million
General Contractor: Walsh Construction Company II, LLC, Cannonsburg, PA
Construction Start: November 2012
Construction Completion: Late 2017

I-95/CP2 Details:

  • Water main installation under Wissinoming StreetReconstruction of the I-95 pavement and seven (7) bridges between Bleigh Avenue and Levick Street
  • Construction is being completed in three stages: Southbound side, Median area, Northbound side
  • Replacement of mainline bridges over Bleigh Avenue; Northbound Off-ramp over Cottman Avenue; Northbound On-ramp over Princeton Avenue; New State Road; Longshore Avenue; Unruh Avenue; and Magee Avenue
  • Construction of a new southbound on-ramp from Cottman Avenue
  • Widening and improvements to the southbound off-ramp to Bleigh Avenue
  • Building 14 Retaining Walls adjacent to and supporting I-95
  • Replacement of an 84” diameter Philadelphia Water Department water main under Wissinoming Street between Cottman and Princeton avenues
  • Replacement of a 126” diameter Philadelphia Water Department sewer culvert on Wissinoming Street between Cottman and Princeton avenues
  • Upgrades to I-95's ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) network
  • Reconstruction of New State Road between Milnor Street and Princeton Avenue
  • Extending Princeton Avenue as eastbound-only under I-95 from State Road to Milnor Street


Section CP3

Construction Cost: $60,000,000
General Contractor: TBD
Construction Start: 2022
Construction Completion: 2023

I-95/CP3 Details:

This project is the final construction section for Section CPR, the Cottman-Princeton Interchange project.

This project is for the construction of a new southbound I-95 on-ramp at Cottman Avenue (Ramp F) and an associated retaining wall. The work also includes the relocation of Wissinoming Street between Princeton Avenue and Cottman Avenue, and the relocation of approximately 1500 feet of Philadelphia Water Department trunk line sanitary sewer.

Preliminary construction work for the implementation of Active Traffic Management (ATM) on the CPR section of I-95. Street trees and other aesthetic treatments will be incorporated based on discussion and outreach with the Tacony community and in accordance with the I-95 Design Consistency Guidelines.

Section CP3 provides an additional opportunity for trail connections to the riverfront K&T and Tacony-Holmesburg Trails; enhancements to the bicycle network particularly on Princeton Avenue; and improvement of fire hydrant accessibility to I-95.

Section CP3 will also provide the opportunity to review local traffic patterns that have developed since the implementation of two-way traffic on Princeton and Cottman Avenues (Section CP1) and the opening of the MaST Community Charter School, to determine possible operational adjustments to the local street network.

Highway lighting on I-95 and the interchange ramps will be upgraded to LED.

More information on the I-95 CP3 project (80014: I-95, Cottman On-Ramp) can be found on the DVRPC website at www.dvrpc.org.