PennDOT is working on a long-term, multi-phase infrastructure initiative to rebuild and improve Interstate 95 in Pennsylvania.
There are presently a number of transportation improvement projects in progress along the I-95 corridor in Pennsylvania. These projects are led by PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PA Turnpike/I-95 Interchange Project in Bucks County) and the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (Scudders Falls Bridge Improvement Project in Bucks County).
At this time, PennDOT is actively working in five project areas that will reconstruct and improve approximately eight miles of I-95 between Interstate 676 and Cottman Avenue north of Center City Philadelphia over the next decade. This group of projects composes Sector A of the overall plan that also includes Sectors B, C, and D.
PennDOT also is in the early stages of developing projects to reconstruct a nearly six-mile segment of Interstate 95 from Spring Garden Street in Central Philadelphia and the Girard Point Bridge in South Philadelphia (Sector B). Planning and preliminary design are now underway on two project sections – the Central to South Philadelphia corridor study, and the Penn’s Landing improvement project.
In addition, PennDOT has a number of other projects that are smaller in scope but significant nonetheless presently in design or under construction on I-95 in Philadelphia, Bucks County, and Delaware County. And there is more work still to be added to the region’s long-range transportation improvement program that will methodically rebuild the entirety of I-95 over time.
As new projects are conceived and launched, PennDOT will work with community and business groups, non-profit organizations and public agencies to involve them in the planning, and solicit their thoughts and ideas for improving this important interstate highway.