The Interstate 95 south exit ramp to Aramingo Avenue at the Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange in Philadelphia will close Wednesday evening, September 21, for nine months for reconstruction, the Pennsylvania Department of transportation announced today.
The ramp reconstruction is part of the $160.2 million contract — the first of four contracts planned for the I-95/Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange — that is currently underway to improve the ramp system at the interchange.
The southbound I-95 exit ramp will close September 21 at approximately 8:00 PM. The rebuilt ramp is scheduled to open in June 2017.
I-95 south motorists normally using this exit ramp will be directed to exit at Bridge Street and follow signs to Aramingo Avenue. An alternate detour will be for drivers to remain on I-95 south and exit at the Allegheny Avenue off-ramp, then turn left on Allegheny Avenue, left on Delaware Avenue, and left on Castor Avenue to return to Aramingo Avenue.
The joint venture of Driscoll Construction Company, Inc. of Blue Bell, Pa. and Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, Inc. of Woodstown, N.J. is the general contractor on the $160,296,564 project. The transportation improvement project is financed with 100 percent federal funds. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
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