August 18, 2020 – Additional ramp improvements are now under construction at the I-95/Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange under the $93 million Section BR2 contract.
Crews this summer have started work on the ramp from Aramingo Avenue to I-95 south and on the ramp from northbound I-95 to the Betsy Ross Bridge. Both ramps remain open but narrowed to a single lane during the early stages of the project. The ramp from northbound I-95 to the bridge is being reconstructed a half-at-a-time. The ramp from Aramingo Avenue to I-95 south will be closed during the later stages of the project.
Also this summer, work is underway to build a temporary loop ramp that will be used as a detour beginning this fall when the ramp from the bridge to southbound I-95 closes for reconstruction. The temporary loop will be constructed at the western end of the ramp from the bridge to Aramingo Avenue to take bridge traffic to southbound I-95.
During later stages of the BR2 project, the ramp from the bridge to northbound I-95 will be closed and detoured for about 10 months, and the ramp from Aramingo Avenue to southbound I-95 will be closed for about 10 months as well.
Section BR2 is the second phase of ramp improvements at this interchange. The first were completed under Section BR0 in 2017. Additionally, ramps from the bridge and from Aramingo Avenue to northbound I-95 will be rebuilt under the Section BR3 project scheduled to begin in 2023. At the conclusion of BR3, the entire I-95/Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange will have been rebuilt to meet current and future traffic needs through 2050 and beyond.
When BR2 construction finishes in mid-2022, the ramps will be tired in to improvements nearing completion along Aramingo Avenue and Adams Avenue. Two additional contracts, Sections BR4 and BR5, will reconstruct almost a mile of I-95’s mainline between the Betsy Ross Bridge and Bridge Street interchanges.