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Bartram Avenue (Route 291) Ramp to I-95 South Restricted Next Week for Light Pole Removal in South Philadelphia

King of Prussia, PA – A lane and shoulder closure will be in place on the end of the ramp from Bartram Avenue (Route 291) to southbound Interstate 95 in Philadelphia on Monday, October 18, and Tuesday, October 19, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for removal of a high mast light pole under a project to perform high-priority repairs on 13 structures on I-95, Interstate 295 and Interstate 476 in Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware counties, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

In addition, northbound and southbound I-95 motorists in Philadelphia will continue to encounter weeknight lane closures between 26th Street and Christian Street from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning for bridge repair.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Repairs to the 13 structures include replacing rocker bearings, frozen sliding plate bearings and deck expansion joints; cleaning and painting steel beams; repairing substructure concrete; and reconstructing bearing pedestals.

In addition, the project includes the replacement of 24 high mast light poles along the I-95 corridor in Philadelphia and Delaware counties.

Driscoll Construction Company, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $33.9 million project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. Construction is expected to finish in late 2023.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

Information about infrastructure in District 6 including completed work and significant projects, is available at Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at

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