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    Major Traffic Change Coming as Part of Massive I-95 Improvement Project
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    The last steel beams supporting an eventual overpass connecting Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike were placed in late February. They also fill a symbolic "last piece" in a missing link connecting I-95 from Maine to Miami. The overpass is expected to open to traffic in August, 2018.

    Drivers should prepare for a sizable traffic shift on Interstate 95.

    On Friday, Sept. 28, the current southbound traffic on I-95 between Allegheny Avenue and Interstate-676/Vine Street Expressway will switch to a structure that puts both its usual Delaware-bound travelers and northbound traffic on the major interstate.

    This means vehicles traveling in both directions will be on the same side of the highway, which will have four through lanes in each direction and on- and off-ramps.

    Lanes and ramps will close this week for prep work at night, and on Sept. 28, the switch will be done at night. Work to demolish that southbound stretch of I-95 will begin immediately.

    The traffic shift is one of many projects that are part of a larger multi-phase infrastructure project to improve and rebuild I-95 in Pennsylvania, which stretches 51 miles between Delaware and New Jersey.

    For more about I-95 road closures, project information and progress, view the full article here

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