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.

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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