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Click here for News Releases, Travel Advisories and Progress Photos for the ongoing construction at the I-95/Cottman Avenue Iterchange.

Go here for local street closures and restrictions.

I-95 Section CPR (I-95/CPR)
I-95 between Levick Street and Bleigh Avenue, including the Cottman-Princeton Avenue Interchange

Under this project, PennDOT will reconstruct and improve the interchange at Cottman Avenue and approximately 1.4 miles of the adjacent interstate. It will be completed under two separate contracts, or Sections.  Read more.

CPR Construction Status - Spring 2014

Southbound Paving This Spring on I-95 at the Cottman Avenue Interchange 

April 2014 - Crews this spring will finish construction of seven southbound bridges, along with several retaining walls that will support embankments between those bridges, and begin mainline pavin...More

Record Contract for Second Stage of I-95/Cottman Avenue Interchange Improvement in Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced the award of the largest construction contract in agency history, a $212.3 million contract to improve Interstate 95 and its interchange at Cottman Avenue (Route 73) in Northeast Philadelphia. More here. 


The second and final phase of improvements to the Cottman Avenue-Princeton Avenue Interchange project will be done under Section CP2.

I-95/CP2: This contract will

  • Widen 1.4 miles of I-95 to provide four lanes in each direction from the overpass at State Road to the Levick Street bridge. Wider shoulders also will be provided for improved safety.
  • Widen and reconstruct eight bridges.
  • Construct a new southbound on-ramp from Cottman Avenue.
  • Upgrade the remaining original off-ramps.
  • Relocate water and sewer mains under Wissinoming Street, Milnor Street and Bleigh Avenue. 


Construction of Section CP2 will be staged to provide three lanes in each direction for motorists on I-95 during peak travel hours. Lane and street closures may be in place on surface roads in the interchange area. Below are the traffic impacts expected on specific roads.

Wissinoming Street – between Cottman and Princeton avenues

  • Closed permanently beginning August 2012

Bleigh, Cottman, Princeton, Longshore, Unruh and Magee avenues – east of I-95

  • Periodic lane and street closures beginning August 2012 

Go here for more information on I-95/CPR. 

New Traffic Patterns at Cottman Avenue Interchange

August 2011 -- PennDOT will implement new traffic patterns this summer and fall on several surface roads at the I-95/Cottman Avenue Interchange area. Click on the image to the left to view or download a map showing the traffic pattern changes.




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The Separate Projects

  • Cottman-Princeton Interchange (CPR)
  • Cottman Avenue to Bridge Street (BSR)
  • Bridge Street to Betsy Ross Bridge (BRI)
  • Betsy Ross Bridge to Girard Avenue (AFC)
  • Girard Avenue Interchange (GIR)
Find out more about the long range program overview

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