June 27, 2023 – Reconstruction of Allegheny Avenue between Interstate 95 and Delaware Avenue in Port Richmond (see right) wraps up this summer and moves to the section between I-95 and Richmond Street later in the season to complete PennDOT’s $31.2 million I-95/AF2 project this fall.
Since starting work on Section AF2 in 2022, PennDOT’s contractor has rebuilt Castor Avenue between Richmond Street and Delaware Avenue, and Delaware Avenue between Castor and Allegheny (see below) before moving to the final stages of work earlier this year. That work included installing a section of storm sewer and rebuilding Allegheny Avenue east of I-95.
After completing work east of I-95, construction will shift in late summer to Allegheny Avenue between I-95 and Richmond Street. During this work to totally reconstruct the roadway with improved drainage and paving and new sidewalks, that section of Allegheny Avenue — including the southbound off-on ramps — will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians for approximately two months.
During that closure, traffic heading to southbound I-95 will be detoured to the on-ramp from Aramingo Avenue at the Girard Avenue Interchange. Southbound I-95 traffic heading to Allegheny Avenue will be detoured to the off-ramp to Aramingo Avenue at the Girard interchange.
Improving these surface streets in Port Richmond will improve traffic movement to and from the I-95/Allegheny Avenue Interchange and reduce commercial traffic in adjacent neighborhoods. The interchange will be improved under subsequent projects to rebuild northbound (Section AF3) and southbound (Section AF4) I-95 at the interchange.
AF2 construction is expected to be completed in November 2023. James J. Anderson Construction, of Philadelphia, is the general contractor.
Section AF3 will reconstruct northbound I-95 and its structures between Ann Street and the Frankford Creek (near Wheatsheaf Lane). Section AF3 is in Final Design and tentatively scheduled for construction in 2025.