Be ready for overnight traffic restrictions on I-95 in Philly


Late-night motorists will notice some shifting patterns on Interstate 95 this weekend as part of a massive rehabilitation of the highway.

Traffic patterns will be changing for the next week, said Gene Blaum of the  Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

“There’s going to be a series of overnight lane restrictions on I-95 in the areas of the Girard Avenue Interchange, the Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange and the Cottman Avenue Interchange,” he said.

Motorists traveling on I-95 next week from just north of Vine Street to the Cottman Avenue interchange may encounter slowing traffic and lane closures, Blaum said.

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He advised them to allow additional travel, drive very carefully and be aware there may be a traffic slowdown. And while the work will take place in the overnight hours, Blaum said it may limit highway traffic to a single lane at times

“These restrictions are all related to major construction projects that are under way to improve the interchanges of I-95 in those areas,” he said.

Completion of the work between Center City and Cottman Avenue will still take several years.

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