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.
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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.