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I95 Lane Closure Advisory

Lane Closures Fri., Sat. Nights on I-95 South

I-95 South Overnight Lane Closures in NE Philadelphia This Weekend

Overnight lane closures will be in place this weekend on southbound Interstate 95 as crews relocate construction barriers between the Cottman Avenue and Bridge Street interchanges in Northeast Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.

The operation is part of PennDOT’s $212 million project to rebuild and improve the  Cottman Avenue Interchange and adjoining sections of I-95.

On Friday and Saturday nights (Nov. 8-9), I-95 south will be reduced to two lanes between the interchanges from 8 p.m. until midnight. A second southbound lane will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m. the following morning, limiting southbound I-95 to a single lane.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel through the work zone or use an alternate route during construction. The wok is weather dependent.

PennDOT currently is rebuilding and widening 1.4 miles of I-95 between Rhawn Street and Levick Street to enhance travel and safety. Under the I-95/Cottman Avenue Improvement Project,  PennDOT is replacing seven interstate bridges over city streets; widening I-95 to provide four through lanes in each direction as well as a fifth lane for ramp traffic entering and exiting the highway between interchanges; reconstructing two exit ramps; and building a new southbound on-ramp at Cottman Avenue.

This project, which is the largest construction contract in PennDOT history, is the second and final phase of PennDOT’s I-95/Cottman Avenue Interchange Improvement program. Construction is scheduled to finish in 2016.

Walsh Construction Company II, LLC of Canonsburg, Pa., is the general contractor on the project that is financed with 90 percent federal and 10 percent state funds.

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PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on I-95 and other major highways before heading out.