Refurbished section of I-95 in Philly open, entire project done in 2028

Exit 30 to Cottman Avenue on I-95 in Philadelphia (Image via Google Maps)

Exit 30 to Cottman Avenue on I-95 in Philadelphia (Image via Google Maps)

A major phase of a construction project on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia is done, but there still plenty of work to do.

Brad Rudolph of PennDOT says $218 million new section of the highway between Cottman Ave. and Bridge St. is complete.  This comes about four years after the contract was issued.

“Four through lanes of traffic on main line I-95 between Cottman Avenue and the Bridge Street interchanges which gives motorists four continuous lanes of traffic in each direction,” he said.

l rudolphx600PennDot’s Brad Rudolph (TomMacDonald, WHYY)Drivers have seen travel lanes in this stretch of the highway move back and forth while the project was going, including with lanes squeezed together in between concrete barriers.

Rudolph says between Bridge Street and the Vine Street Expressway there’s plenty left to do.

“Over the next several years there will be one project after another between sections to to improve that corridor,” he said.

The entire project will last 12 more years as numerous bridges are replaced and the Northbound Allegheny Avenue exit to Castor Avenue is relocated.

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