CSP: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the I-95 CSP Planning Study?

The I-95 CSP Planning Study began in 2015 and evaluates opportunities for the improvement of interchanges, traffic flow, and infrastructure of 8.5 miles of highway. The study takes account of environmental resources, such as natural, historic, and cultural resources, and potential environmental impacts. Feedback from a diverse set of stakeholders is also an important consideration.

When will the study be finished?

The I-95 CSP Planning Study will be ready for formal review in 2024.

When will construction begin?

Reconstruction and widening of the highway in Central and South Philadelphia, including Penn’s Landing and interchanges at Broad Street and the Walt Whitman Bridge, will begin in the 2030s.

How is public input considered in the highway design process?

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), public outreach will be conducted for the reconstruction of I-95 in Central and South Philadelphia. This outreach will include soliciting feedback on challenges that the public sees and potential solutions.

Special emphasis will be placed on identifying and evaluating impacts to multi-model transportation and major economic hubs. Although each phase of I-95 construction differs, stakeholders and the public will be engaged as plans are developed.

Use this website to stay up to date on each phase of I-95 reconstruction and find out how and when you can provide your input.

How is the I-95 CSP Planning Study funded?

The I-95 CSP Planning Study is funded through state and federal transportation sources, including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

What is a “design resource”?

A design resource is an environmental factor (such as a waterway, historic property, or public park) that PennDOT seeks to improve connections to and/or preserve in its existing condition during highway design and reconstruction.

What is a “design constraint”?

A design constraint is an environmental factor (such as a parcel of land, waterway, or public right of way) that PennDOT seeks to avoid or minimize impacts to during highway design and reconstruction.

What is the “right-of-way” and how wide is it?

Right-of-way is the term used to describe PennDOT’s legal right to land for transportation purposes. It includes the easement or property that the highway is built on, as well as the shoulder or berms, plus any additional area needed for highway purposes such as such as drainage or slopes.

How will I know if my property will be affected by any of the planning improvements?

If your home or business is encroaching on the PennDOT right-of-way or will be impacted by construction, you will be contacted by PennDOT or one of its authorized representatives during design when the impact is known.

What can I do to report a pothole or other problem on the road in Pennsylvania?

If you encounter potholes and other maintenance concerns at any time on Pennsylvania’s roadways, simply call PennDOT’s toll-free Roadway Maintenance Hotline, 800-FIX-ROAD, to report the problem and its location.