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I-95 lane closures for bridge construction Friday and Saturday

To accommodate bridge deck construction, PennDOT will close some southbound lanes of I-95 between the Broad Street exchange and the Girard Point Bridge from 8 p.m. Friday, April 9, through 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10.

The southbound highway will be reduced from three lanes to two from 8 p.m. Friday to 12 a.m. Saturday. Only one lane will be open from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m., and then two lanes will be open again from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

In addition, a southbound lane will be closed on the Girard Point Bridge from 8 p.m. Friday  to 5 a.m. Saturday.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time to travel south on I-95 in this area while crews work on the southbound right lane to prepare it for resurfacing.

This operation is part of PennDOT’s $12.6 million project to rehabilitate the 3,000-foot long viaduct that carries I-95 over Broad Street. Built in 1973, the viaduct is 2,922 feet long and 109 feet wide. It carries 95,000 vehicles a day on I-95’s three northbound and southbound lanes.

Construction began in August 2009 and is scheduled to finish in December 2010.

Buckley and Company, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $12,593,064 project that is financed with 100 percent state funds.

About the author

Kellie Patrick Gates, Waterfront, casinos, planning reporter

Kellie Patrick Gates writes about planning, neighborhood development and the Central Delaware Waterfront. A journalist for more than two decades, she  worked for daily newspapers in Central Pennsylvania, Upstate New York and South Florida before coming to Philadelphia in 2003 to write for the Inquirer. Her work has appeared on PlanPhilly since 2007, and she also writes Love, the Inquirer's weekly wedding column. A native of Elk County, Pa., Kellie lives with her husband, Gary, and their dog and two cats.

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