October 16, 2020 – Construction to replace the Aramingo Avenue bridge over Frankford Creek, widen Aramingo Avenue, and extend Adams Avenue at the I-95/Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange is on schedule to finish this fall
Reconstruction of the northbound side of Aramingo Avenue was completed in October. Crews then began to work for several months in the center to finish the median and the new turn lanes to the Adams Avenue Connector, ramps to I-95 and the bridge, and Church Street before wrapping up the $81 million project in November.
Aramingo Avenue is being widened to include four lanes between Wheatsheaf Lane and the new intersection with the under-construction Adams Avenue Connector. The widening expands to six lanes from Adams Avenue to Church Street to accommodate right and left-turn lanes.
The Connector, a half-mile long roadway between Torresdale Avenue and the interchange that will connect to Aramingo Avenue at a new signalized intersection, also will tie-in to the new and rebuilt ramps to and from I-95 and the Betsy Ross Bridge. The ramp from the Connector to southbound I-95 will open this fall. The ramp from the Connector to the Bridge will open at the completion of the next contract of ramp improvements (BR2), which is currently underway.
The connector will open this fall following placement of its final paving layer.
A section of a new multi-use trail, built adjacent to the connector, also will open when the Connector finishes later this year. The trail will ultimately connect to and become part of the Frankford Creek Greenway.
Improvements along Torresdale Avenue between Frankford Avenue and Adams Avenue have been substantially completed as part of the Adams Avenue Connector improvements, including new water mains and sidewalks, and repaving the repaving of Torresdale Avenue between Hunting Park Avenue and Auth Street.
PennDOT is reconstructing, extending, and improving both Adams Avenue and Aramingo Avenue to improve connections between the I-95 interchanges at Bridge Street and the Betsy Ross Bridge. The work is being done under an $81 million contract to jointly improve both roads.
A second contract to improve Aramingo Avenue between Church Street and Tacony Street will be built during the later stages of the Bridge Street Interchange Improvement Project (I-95/BSR).
A second contract to improve the ramps at the I-95/Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange is now underway, Section BR2. Several ramps will close during phases of BR2, detouring traffic through the area of the interchange that was improved under the current project on Aramingo Avenue.