BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – State and federal transportation officials are celebrating the completion of a long-awaited connector to Interstate 95.READ MORE: Radnor Community Rallies To Save 'Raider' Name Ahead Of School Board Meeting
They gathered in Bristol for the preview Friday morning.
The new Bucks County Interchange opens this weekend, connecting Interstates 95 and 276.READ MORE: Tyree Roundtree Shot, Killed By Co-Worker Over $1,500 In Construction Wages, Philadelphia Police Say
PennDOT officials say the new connector will help more than just drivers traveling on I-95.
“The drivers who utilize particularly Route 13 and in the area will no longer have to share their local roadways with interstate bound through traffic,” said Kenneth McClain with PennDOT.
It also closes the last gap of I-95, finally creating one highway linking Maine and Florida.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use In Children Ages 12-15
President Dwight Eisenhower had the original vision for I-95 62 years ago.