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I-95 North On-Ramp at Girard Interchange Closed

Dec 08, 2015

The on-ramp to Interstate 95 north at the Girard Avenue Interchange in Philadelphia will close for reconstruction and replacement on Wednesday, December 16, with on-ramp traffic being rerouted to the I-95 Interchange at Castor Avenue, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

This operation is part of the $211 million project underway to rebuild the northbound side of I-95 between the Girard Avenue and Allegheny Avenue interchanges. It is one of three separate      contracts under construction to rebuild the I-95/Girard Avenue Interchange and the adjoining sections of the highway.

The on-ramp to I-95 north, currently accessible from Delaware Avenue near its intersection with Aramingo Avenue and Richmond Street, will close for approximately 18 months while the contractor builds new northbound on-and-off ramps as part of the ongoing reconstruction and improvement of northbound I-95 at the interchange. The northbound I-95 off-ramp at Girard Avenue will remain open during construction.

Motorists normally using the Delaware Avenue on-ramp to I-95 north will be detoured north on Richmond Street to a temporary, northbound-only detour road accessible from Richmond Street near Ann Street. Northbound motorists will follow the temporary road to Allegheny Avenue, turn right on Allegheny Avenue, turn left on Delaware Avenue, turn left on Castor Avenue, and turn left at the ramp to I-95 north at that Castor Avenue Interchange.

Northbound Richmond Street motorists headed for the Betsy Ross Bridge should follow the detour to Castor Avenue and stay straight on westbound Castor Avenue instead of entering I-95 north at the Castor Avenue on-ramp, then turn right on Richmond Street. Follow Richmond Street north to the entrance ramp to the bridge.

In addition, southbound Richmond Street will be closed and detoured between Lehigh Avenue and Delaware Avenue for 18 months beginning December 16 for the construction of a new intersection where the new northbound I-95 entrance and exit ramps will be located. Southbound Richmond Street traffic will be detoured west on Lehigh Avenue and left on

Aramingo Avenue to Delaware Avenue. Richmond Street’s intersection with the new access ramps will be located just south of its existing intersection with Girard Avenue.

PennDOT’s contractor is currently demolishing and rebuilding the I-95 north viaduct between Palmer and Ann streets. James J. Anderson Construction Company, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor. The contract is financed with 100 percent federal funds.

For more information on I-95 improvement projects, visit www.95revive.com.

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