Construction is set to begin between late September and early October on the highly anticipated project connecting I-95 to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Inquirer reports that PKF-Mark III Inc. of Newtown, Pa. won a $142.9 million contract to widen and rebuild several miles of the Turnpike in the area where the I-95 connection will be built in Bristol Township.
The new interchange will directly connect the Pa. Turnpike to Interstate 95, making I-95 continuous through the Mid-Atlantic region. Officials say the project will reduce congestion on local Bucks County roadways and improve the flow of traffic in the Philadelphia area and along the entire east coast.
Stage 1 of the project includes high speed connections to the Pa. Turnpike and I-95 in Bucks County, a new mainline toll plaza and mainline widening. The project will make I-95 continuous through the east coast from Florida to Maine. Construction is set to be complete between 2017 and 2018.
Stage 2 of the project involves the completion of the mainline widening, while Stage 3 involves the creation of an additional bridge over the Delaware River.