A $160.2 million project to rebuild ramps and improve connections on the interchange of I-95, Betsy Ross Bridge and Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia will cause lane closures this week.
PennDOT’s contractor will work through fall 2017 to rebuild most of the existing ramps at the interchange and build missing ramps in order to provide a direct connection between the Betsy Ross Bridge and Aramingo Avenue.
The following lane closures will take place this week due to the construction:
- Tuesday through Friday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Lane closures will be in place on I-95 north between the Betsy Ross/Aramingo Avenue Interchange (Exit 26) and the Bridge Street (Exit 27) Interchange as crews shift the northbound lanes toward the median and install concrete barriers along the outside shoulder. Crews will then rebuild the outside shoulder so it can carry vehicular traffic in the next stage of construction.
- Now until 5 a.m. Tuesday – Lane closures on northbound Aramingo Avenue between Wheatsheaf Lane and Church Street for the installation of concrete barriers and the painting of traffic lines to shift the two northbound travel lanes to the center of the street. Aramingo Avenue will continue to have two lanes in each direction in this new construction pattern.
- Tuesday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Traffic shifts on Aramingo Avenue ramp to I-95 north and south for the installation of concrete barriers. The ramp will remain open during this operation.
- Tuesday through Friday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. – Crews will install concrete barriers on the southbound I-95 collector-distributor lane immediately south of the Betsy Ross/Aramingo Avenue off-ramp to implement a traffic pattern shift. The single lane that leads to I-95 south will remain open during this overnight operation but traffic stoppages may occur.
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