PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — PennDot has announced another milestone in its long-running effort to rebuild I-95.
Northbound motorists will be happy to hear that a new ramp will open next Tuesday at the Girard Avenue Interchange.READ MORE: 65% Of Philadelphia Employees Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine As Of Tuesday
“New signalized intersection which means that those folks can get on right at Richmond Street at Girard Avenue instead of taking Castor Avenue and taking the detour which has been around since December of 2015,” said PennDot spokesman Brad Rudolph.
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Rudolph says Penndot will have to set up traffic restrictions in advance of the ramp opening.
“On Thursday and Friday they’re gonna close the northbound I-95 ramp from north 95 to Girard Avenue so they can get the ramp open by next Tuesday afternoon,” he said.MORE NEWS: Two People, Including At Least 1 Firefighter, Injured In Crash In Philadelphia's West Oak Lane Neighborhood
Also, overnight Friday construction crews will be shifting northbound traffic onto the two right lanes of the newly built viaduct that runs through Fishtown and Port Richmond.