I-95 lane closures for bridge construction Friday and Saturday

To accommodate bridge deck construction, PennDOT will close some southbound lanes of I-95 between the Broad Street exchange and the Girard Point Bridge from 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, through 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10.

The southbound highway will be reduced from three lanes to two from 8 p.m. Friday to 12 a.m. Saturday. Only one lane will be open from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m., and then two lanes will be open again from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

In addition, a southbound lane will be closed on the Girard Point Bridge from 8 p.m. Friday  to 5 a.m. Saturday.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time to travel south on I-95 in this area while crews work on the southbound right lane to prepare it for resurfacing.

This operation is part of PennDOT’s $12.6 million project to rehabilitate the 3,000-foot long viaduct that carries I-95 over Broad Street. Built in 1973, the viaduct is 2,922 feet long and 109 feet wide. It carries 95,000 vehicles a day on I-95’s three northbound and southbound lanes.

Construction began in August 2009 and is scheduled to finish in December 2010.

Buckley and Company, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $12,593,064 project that is financed with 100 percent state funds.

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