The second phase of a $211.7 million project by PennDOT will begin soon. The goal of the project is to widen Interstate 95 through Philadelphia in order to accommodate more traffic.
The project was scheduled to commence on Monday but has been postponed to start Wednesday night at 10 p.m due to projections of inclement weather.
Construction will occur on a northbound section on of the highway from Race Street to Allegheny Avenue.
In order to handle traffic flow, crews will be repainting and begin to set concrete barriers to shift to three lanes on the 1.5 miles stretch of road between the Girard and Allegheny Avenues interchanges.
Crews will also be rebuilding the ramps on Girard Avenue Interchange while replacing two bridges and adding new signage and retaining walls.
PennDOT warns motorists to expect possible lane closures and slowdowns during the overnight crew work hours from 10 p.m to 5 a.m.
“The rebuilding and widening of the northbound side of I-95 is another step forward in our plan to address the structural deterioration of this aging highway and to add a fourth through land in each direction to enhance traffic flow and safety on this critical artery, PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said.
PennDOT officials estimate this project (funded 100% federally) to wrap up sometime in 2018.
For more information on I-95 improvements, visit www.95revive.com