Be careful of lane shifts on I-95 in Philadelphia

Some Interstate 95 construction is slowing down things just north of Center City Philadelphia. 

You probably noticed the lanes on I-95 have shifted away from the center of the highway.  PennDOT’s Eugene Blaum says this is a $39 million construction project will rebuild bridges along a 1,200 foot stretch of Interstate 95 from Shackamaxon Street to Columbia Avenue.

“This is all part of a much larger plan by PennDOT going to rebuild three miles of I-95 from Race Street to just south of Allegheny Avenue, and redo the Girard Avenue interchange, but it’s going to be done in six construction projects,” said Blaum.

Blaum says this is the third of the six projects, which will include widening the highway.

“There’s 30 bridges under these six contracts that will be replaced,” he said. “They all date back to the 1960’s some are structurally deficient. This is all part of PennDOT’s Plan to rebuild Interstate 95 up to Academy Road.”

Blaum says the lane shift should done by late December. The entire project won’t be completed until 2015.

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