Two westbound Cottman Avenue lanes reopen near I-95

State Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Mike McGeehan announced Wednesday that the two westbound lanes of Cottman Avenue were opened as part of the ongoing project to improve the Cottman/Princeton interchange of Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia.

“This is good news as the unofficial start of summer begins,” Stack said. “This latest phase of the project will help improve the flow of traffic, especially during rush hour and on the weekends when folks are out and about.”

Most of the curb, sidewalk and utility work is already finished on Cottman Avenue between State Road and Torresdale Avenue.

Cottman Avenue is being rebuilt and widened to three lanes, two westbound and one eastbound, to improve traffic flow to and from the busy interchange between State Road and Torresdale Avenue. It will be converted to a two-directional roadway at the completion of work later in 2011, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

“I appreciate the patience of the motorists and local residents as this project continues,” McGeehan said. “Soon, we will have a better flow of traffic and better access to and from I-95. It will be a rewarding payoff for PennDOT’s hard work and the temporary inconvenience in the community.”

For more information about this $31.9 million project to improve the Cottman/Princeton interchange of I-95, visit www.95revive.com

Information supplied by the offices of Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Mike McGeehan.

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