Section of I-95 South in Pennsport to close overnight for bridge deck repairs

I-95 South at Tasker Street will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next three nights as crews install a new sliding plate to replace the damaged section, PennDOT says.



Beginning Wednesday evening, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said it will close a section of I-95 South near Tasker Street in South Philadelphia for bridge deck repairs.

The right two lanes of the southbound lanes were closed early Wednesday after damage to the existing bridge deck was discovered. PennDOT said a cover plate slipped out of place, causing debris to fall on South Front Street between Tasker Avenue and Dickinson Street.

No one was hurt and no property damage was reported, according to our news partner 6abc.
Maintenance crews performed a temporary repair using a cold patch to reopen all lanes to traffic just before 3 p.m.

  • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

Permanent repairs by PennDOT’s contractor will be made to the bridge deck starting at 7 p.m. Over the next three nights, crews will fabricate and install a new sliding plate expansion dam to replace the damaged section.

All lanes will reopen each morning from 5 a.m. through 7 p.m. for the morning and evening commutes.

PennDOT is still looking into how the plate fell off.

  • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

Get the WHYY app!

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal