Dec. 9, 2015 -- The Aramingo Avenue on-ramp to Interstate 95 south at the Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange in Philadelphia will close for reconstruction on Monday, December 21, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The ramp is scheduled to reopen in 2017.
The ramp reconstruction is associated with the $160.2 million contract in progress to rebuild ramps and improve connections at the I-95 Interchange with the Betsy Ross Bridge and Aramingo Avenue. Construction began in March 2015 and is scheduled to finish in fall 2017.
The on-ramp from Aramingo Avenue that provides access to I-95 south will be closed for approximately nine months so the contractor can rebuild and widen the ramp. This on-ramp is accessible from a larger ramp that also carries traffic from Aramingo Avenue to I-95 north. The section of the on-ramp leading to I-95 north will remain open during construction.
Detours will be posted for both passenger vehicles and trucks during the ramp closure.
Trucks normally using the Aramingo Avenue on-ramp to reach I-95 south at the Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange will be detoured south on Aramingo Avenue, left at Castor Avenue, right at N. Delaware Avenue, right at Allegheny Avenue, and then left at the on-ramp to I-95 south.
Passenger vehicles will be detoured south on Aramingo Avenue to the on-ramp to I-95 south from Aramingo Avenue at the Girard Avenue Interchange.
The joint venture of Driscoll Construction Company, Inc. of Blue Bell, Pa. and Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, Inc. of Woodstown, N.J. is the general contractor on the $160,296,564 project. The project is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
For more information on I-95 improvement projects, visit www.95revive.com.