NBC10Philadelphia.com - Katy Zachry
Attention drivers! A major bridge repair project on I-95 through Philadelphia could affect your commute for the next two and a half years. This week there will be lane closures from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.
A major construction project to repair over two dozen bridges on I-95 has officially begun. The $21.6 million project will rehabilitate and improve 28 bridges on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia and Delaware counties.
“The aim of this project is to preserve the infrastructure along this critical highway by rehabilitating bridges that are showing signs of deterioration,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said. “The repairs will prevent the bridges from becoming structurally deficient and keep them in sound condition for at least the next 25 years.”
The bridge rehabilitation project is the third of three bridge contracts to repair multiple bridges along the highway. The first project began in the Summer of 2008 while the second took place in early 2009.
Crews began construction work Monday night on I-95 between the Philadelphia International Airport and Walt Whitman Bridge. Here is the weekly construction schedule.
PennDoT’s contractor will work over the next three years to make various repairs to the bridges, including replacing rocker bearings, replacing expansion joints and repairing concrete bridge decks. The following areas are scheduled for repairs:
The entire project is expected to be completed by November, 2015.