PennDOT and the Wolf Administration have announced that preliminary operations are scheduled to begin on a major improvement project to repair and resurface 13 miles of Interstate 95 from the Philadelphia County line to the Yardley Newtown Interchange in Bensalem, Bristol, Middletown and Lower Makefield townships, Bucks County. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2018.
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.
Prior to resurfacing and bridge deck repair operations, PennDOT’s contractor will begin preliminary daytime work on I-95 between New Falls Road and the Yardley Newtown Interchange before overnight work begins on Wednesday, July 12. The upcoming work schedule is:
- Thursday, July 6, and Friday, July 7, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 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 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, intermittent lane closures are scheduled on southbound I-95 between the Yardley Newtown Interchange and New Falls Road for survey operations.
- Wednesday, July 12, through Friday, July 14, and Sunday, July 16, through Friday, July 21, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, single lane closures are scheduled on northbound I-95 at the U.S. 1 Interchange for bridge deck repair.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling on I-95 in the work areas because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.