More I-95 lane and ramp closures in Philly – NBC10 Philadelphia


As the year-long $329 million I-95 CAP project continues, drivers in Philadelphia can expect another closure and ramp shutdown this week.

However, according to PennDOT, unlike the first phases, which required the entire highway to be closed for hours, these closures will be shorter and will only cover a single lane and one ramp.

Here's your guide to the lockdown and how to get around it if you need to drive late at night or very early in the morning:

Which parts of I-95 will be closed and when?

(All of these closures are weather dependent, PennDOT said.)

Tuesday, April 9th, 7 p.m. to Wednesday, April 10th, 5 a.m: “There will be a left lane closure with temporary traffic disruptions on I-95 northbound between South Street and Market Street due to the relocation of construction equipment.”

Tuesday, April 9, 4 a.m. to Wednesday, April 10, 5 a.m: “The on-ramp to northbound I-95 at Lombard Circle will be closed. Motorists will be directed to the Columbus Boulevard on-ramp to I-95 North just south of Lombard Street.”

“Drivers are advised to allow additional time when driving near or through the work zones as significant congestion and delays will occur,” PennDOT said.

Why are further closures necessary?

These ramp and lane restrictions follow the closure of the northbound lanes of I-95 in the area where Old City meets Penn's Landing and southbound lanes on various February weekends.

The plan is to eventually build a park over the highway connecting Old Town with Penn's Landing and the Delaware River waterfront.

“The new park will be an 11.5-acre civic space spanning I-95 and Columbus Boulevard between Chestnut and Walnut streets and stretching from Front Street to the Delaware River,” PennDOT said. “It will include amenities such as gardens, play areas, flexible open spaces, a contemplative setting for the Irish and Scottish memorials and a solid timber pavilion.”