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Emergency Overhead Bridge Repair to Close I-95 North for Several Days in Northeast Philadelphia

April 2, 2024 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that northbound Interstate 95 will be closed and detoured approaching the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange for overhead bridge repair following an oversized vehicle strike of a Conrail bridge in Northeast Philadelphia.

A section of the bridge over the northbound lanes on I-95 was struck by an oversized vehicle around 1:30 PM on Monday, April 1. I-95 North approaching the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange was reduced to a single lane for several hours while Conrail bridge engineers conducted their inspection to establish an emergency repair plan.

Northbound I-95 travelers will be directed to use the Betsy Ross/Aramingo Avenue Interchange (Exit 26), turn right on Aramingo Avenue, and turn right onto Adams Avenue to access the ramp to I-95 North.

The ramp from Castor Avenue to northbound I-95 will also be closed and detoured during construction. Motorists will be directed to use Aramingo Avenue to access the ramp to I-95 North at Adams Avenue.

I-95 North will remain closed for several days approaching the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange while Conrail’s contractor performs the bridge repair.

Motorists are advised to avoid the closure areas because significant backups and delays will occur on I-95, the alternate routes and surface streets in the vicinity of the work area.

Electronic message boards on I-76, I-276, I-476, and other regional transportation arteries in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey are being used to alert motorists about the closure and provide information about alternate routes.