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PennDOT Announces Reopening Of I-95 Just 12 Days After Vehicle Fire And Bridge Collapse

Governor Josh Shapiro and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Mike Carroll officially reopened six lanes of traffic on I-95 on June 23 after the deadly fire and collapse of the roadway.

Since the initial collapse, Governor Shapiro and Secretary Carroll have led a coordinated state, local, and federal response to reopen the roadway safely and as quickly as possible, and efforts were ahead of schedule each step of the way to get traffic flowing on I-95 again.

The new roadway opened to the public at noon ET on Friday, June 23 and features three 11-foot lanes in each direction and is posted at a speed limit of 45 miles per hour. There are no shoulders on the temporary roadway. Motorists are encouraged to drive safely along the temporary roadway, which will be an active work zone as work continues on the permanent bridge replacement.

Engineers have already begun designing and ordering materials for a new permanent bridge over Cottman Ave. PennDOT will continue to lead that work and will keep the public informed as it progresses. Continue to follow pa.gov/i95updates for information and updates.