Temporary lanes on Interstate 95 will open sometime this weekend, Governor Shapiro announced on Tuesday.
On Saturday, June 17th, Shapiro initially estimated a reopening in the next two weeks, but the timeline has been updated to sometime this weekend as of Tuesday, June 20th, reported News on 6.
“Traffic will be flowing here on I-95 this weekend,” Shapiro said on Tuesday.
Crews finished pouring filler into the gap in the roadway on Tuesday. Cranes are now working to lift large barriers into place, and soon crews will pave and paint the roadway, creating three lanes in each direction. Construction on a bridge to detour traffic will then begin, and eventually a permanent fix will be built along the original roadway.
“This weekend, our commuters will finally be able to set their Monday morning alarm clocks back to the regular time, because they won’t have to spend extra time in detours,” the governor continued.
The repair is expected to cost between $25-$30M, and will be covered by the federal government.