Open House Nov. 30 for Cottman project

PennDOT to Host Open House Meeting to Update Citizens on Plan to Improve I-95/Cottman-Princeton Interchange in Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will host an Open House public meeting on Monday, November 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to update citizens on the project to improve the Interstate 95/Cottman-Princeton Interchange in Philadelphia.

The Open House meeting will take place in the lower-level auditorium of Our Lady of Consolation Church at 7051 Tulip Street in Philadelphia.  Information on the project’s design and local street improvements will be on display, and there will be brief welcoming remarks at 7:00 p.m.  PennDOT’s project team will be available to provide information and answer questions.

PennDOT began construction last May (2009) on the first phase of the two-phase project to improve the interchange and the adjacent local street network.

Crews are currently working on the $31.9 million contract to improve several local streets, including State Road, Cottman Avenue and Princeton Avenue; build two new ramps at the interchange – a new ramp from State Road to I-95 South and a new northbound on-ramp from Milnor Street; and replace utility lines.  This first construction phase is scheduled to finish in May 2011.

Phase two is in final design and construction is expected to start in mid-2011.  This phase consists of rebuilding 1.4 miles of I-95 between Levick and Bleigh streets; reconstructing seven bridges on I-95; eliminating lane drops (i.e. 4th lane) on the highway; and adding a new southbound on-ramp from Cottman Avenue. 

More information on PennDOT’s ongoing program to improve I-95 in Philadelphia can be found at

PennDOT reminds motorists to log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on I-95 and other major highways before heading out.

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