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February 2024 CAP Demolition Timelapse Videos

February 26, 2024 – PennDOT closed northbound I-95 between Columbus Boulevard (Exit 20) and I-676 (Exit 22) on Saturday, February 3, at 6:00 PM for the partial demolition of the existing concrete covering over I-95 between Chestnut and Walnut streets.

Three weeks later, on Saturday, February 24, southbound I-95 was closed between the same exits at 5:00 PM to demolish the other side of the existing cap.

Watch PennDOT’s timelapse videos of the demolition below.

The interstate was expected to remain closed until 5:00 AM on Monday for both closures but was reopened several hours earlier than anticipated. 

Due to the construction accomplished during the two weekend closures in February, there will be no additional weekend closures planned on I-95 for demolition. Weeknight closures of I-95 will be scheduled in March to perform various construction activities in the work area.

By replacing and extending the covering over I-95 and Columbus Boulevard between Chestnut and Walnut streets, the $329 million project I-95 Central Access Philadelphia (CAP) Project will improve pedestrian and multimodal connections between Center City and the waterfront. The project has two main components: a new Park at Penn’s Landing, and a new signature bridge at South Street, both of which will extend over Columbus Boulevard to connect cyclists and pedestrians to the newly completed Delaware River Trail.

The new Park will be an 11.5-acre civic space spanning I-95 and Columbus Boulevard between Chestnut and Walnut streets, extending from Front Street to the Delaware River. It will include amenities including gardens, play areas, flexible open space, a contemplative setting for the Irish and Scottish Memorials, and a mass-timber Pavilion.

Additional project details, construction updates, project detours, and other information are available on this website and parkatpennslanding.com.

Northbound Demolition

Southbound Demoltion