Government Transportation

Repaving Planned For 13 Miles Of I-95

Credit: State of PA

Work to resurface 13 miles of I-95 from the Philadelphia border to the Newtown-Yardley Exit is set to begin next week.

The project will take place in sections starting next Thursday and be completed by fall 2018.  The work will take place in Bensalem, Bristol, Middletown and Lower Makefield townships.

“Under this improvement project, PennDOT will mill, overlay and rehabilitate existing pavement; perform base repairs; install new guide rail; repair or replace damaged traffic signs; perform minor bridge deck repairs; and install rumble strips and delineators along the I-95 corridor,” according to a PennDOT news release.

Here’s the work that will be completed next week:

  • Thursday, July 6, and Friday, July 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., intermittent lane closures are scheduled on northbound I-95 between New Falls Road and the Yardley Newtown Interchange for survey operations;

  • Monday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., intermittent lane closures are scheduled on southbound I-95 between the Yardley Newtown Interchange and New Falls Road for survey operations; and

  • Wednesday, July 12, through Friday, July 14, and Sunday, July 16, through Friday, July 21, from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. the following morning, single lane closures are scheduled on northbound I-95 at the Route 1 Interchange for bridge deck repair.

The $29.6 million project is being handled by James J. Anderson Construction Company, Inc. of Philadelphia. The work is financed with 80 percent federal funds and 20 percent state money.

“The much-needed repair and resurfacing of I-95 in Bucks County will positively impact the tens of thousands of motorists who rely on this interstate for their everyday commute,” Governor Tom Wolf said in a statement. “Once completed, the new riding surface will greatly enhance travel and safety along this critical corridor.”

A portion of the repaving work will take place at the new I-95-Pennsylvania Turnpike connector interchange in Bristol Township, which is expected to be completed next year.

As reported earlier this year, I-95 north of the new interchange will be renamed I-295 later next year. The change will be the last piece of work completed under the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956.

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