PennDOT has announced that periodic short-term lane closures are planned on several state highways in Bucks and Philadelphia counties for sign installations as part of the I-95/I-295 Redesignation Project underway in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The approved redesignation includes the conversion of about 20 miles of existing I‐95, north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, over the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey, to its existing terminus at U.S. 1 / Interstate 295. In Pennsylvania, this requires 10.4 miles of I-95 in Bucks County, from the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the Scudder Falls Bridge, to be redesignated as I-295 East (toward New Jersey) / West (toward Philadelphia). Concurrently, the section of what is now I-95 in New Jersey is becoming I-295 by extending the existing I-295 from the U.S. 1 Interchange to the Delaware River.
As a result of this re-designation, the following four interchanges will be renumbered on I-95 in Bucks County over the next several months:
- Business U.S. 1 (Levittown/Penndel): New Exit Number 3 (currently 44)
- U.S. 1 (Morrisville/Langhorne/Trenton): New Exit Number 5 (currently 46)
- Route 332 (Newtown/Yardley): New Exit Number 8 (currently 49)
- New Hope/Yardley: New Exit Number 10 (currently 51)
Highway signs, including exit signs and mile markers, will be replaced on the mainline and approaches/ramps of I-95 to reflect the redesignation of the interstate and exit numbers. The previous exit numbers will be temporarily displayed along with the new exit numbers through late summer or early fall.
Full details are available from PennDOT by going HERE