In District 6, 167 projects are underway or expected to start or go out for bid this year, with a total value of $2.75 billion. You can find weekly updates of planned department maintenance activities on the District 6 page.
From January 2023 through June 2023, 15 construction contracts for highway, bridge, and other improvement projects were completed in the district through PennDOT's private-sector partners.
Bridges Repaired, Replaced, or Preserved*
Miles of Roadway Improved *
Billion in Projects +
+ Underway or expected to start or go out for bid this year in District 6 | * From January 2023 Through June 2023
81 bridges were repaired, replaced, or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces through June 2023. 63 miles of roadway were improved by department or partner crews through June 2023. This includes 63 miles of paving. See projects happening or planned near you at PennDOT's Project Website.
District 6 has put out 110 bridge projects and 60.3 projects for roadway and other improvement projects worth approximately $4.8 billion since January 2015.
I-95 Sections BS1/BS2
Cost: $81.1 million & $271.9 million
U.S. 1 Bucks County Widening & Improvement Project
Cost: $115.2 million
U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway) Viaduct Rehabilitation
Cost: $95.5 million
With the new median barrier now in place on Interstate 95 at the northern end of the Bridge Street Interchange, substantially completing Section BS1, work has shifted to the southern end of the interchange under the $271.9 million Section BS2 contract to rebuild the aging interstate between Carver and Margaret streets.
Section BS1 reconstructed and widened I-95's pavement (replacing bridges over Comly Street and Van Kirk Street) between Levick Street and Carver Street starting in 2020. As BS1 construction was wrapping up, preliminary Section BS2 work started in late 2022. BS2 is the second of five contracts, or sections, to reconstruct the interstate and improve the interchange at Bridge Street by relocating the northbound on-ramp and the southbound off-ramp to a single point on Tacony Street near Carver Street.
The remainder of 2023 work at Bridge Street will focus on relocating numerous street-level utilities and building a retaining wall along the northbound lanes of I-95. The wall will support temporary pavement for a traffic pattern that will be in place for several years while the viaduct over Bridge and Tacony streets is replaced with a wider structure.
The six-lane traffic pattern (three northbound, three southbound lanes) will form a new work zone that extends through the interchange area during three-plus years of construction beginning in early 2024 to replace the viaduct and rebuild the interchange. The southbound side of the viaduct will be replaced first, with the northbound side to follow.
The northbound I-95 off-ramp to Bridge Street (Exit 27) was permanently closed in April 2023 for construction of the temporary retaining wall. The permanent closure of this ramp will improve safety and mobility on surface streets between the adjacent interchanges. Traffic previously using the northbound off-ramp to Bridge Street is now exiting at the Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange and following Aramingo Avenue north back to Bridge Street.
Section BS2 will reconstruct I-95 between Margaret Street and Carver Street, replace the bridges over Fraley Street and Carver Street, relocate the James Street off-ramp, and construct a new on-ramp to I-95 north from Tacony Street and the Delaware Avenue extension.
During all upcoming work on Section BS2, three travel lanes in each direction will remain open during peak travel times, though periodic off-peak lane closures may be in place on I-95 during certain stages of construction operations. However, a number of different traffic patterns will be in place on the surface streets at the interchange (Bridge Street, Tacony Street, Aramingo Avenue) during BS2 construction.
Section BS2 is scheduled to be completed in late 2026.
Cost: $81.1 million & $271.9 million
County: PhiladelphiaMore About the I-95 Sections BS1/BS2 Project
PennDOT's contractor continues making progress on three new bridges and other improvements being completed under the $115.2 million project to widen and improve U.S. 1 in Bensalem and Middletown townships, Bucks County.
New structures over the Neshaminy Creek, the Penndel/Business U.S. 1 Interchange and adjacent rail lines, and Rockhill Drive at the Neshaminy Exit are in various stages of completion.
Near the center of the mile-long work area, crews are dismantling the existing northbound bridge over the Neshaminy Creek and will begin building abutments for the new span this summer.
Four lanes of northbound and southbound U.S. 1 traffic were shifted onto the new southbound Neshaminy Creek bridge last spring following completion of roadway improvements on both sides of the bridge.
North of the creek, abutment and center support pier construction continue on the new southbound bridge at the Penndel/Business U.S. 1 Interchange. Working through the challenges of building a bridge over busy SEPTA/CSX rail lines and imposing PECO electric line towers, crews expect to finish building the bridge's supports and installing deck beams in late September, with deck work continuing into the fall.
Up the hill south of the creek, vehicles are riding on new southbound pavement and shoulders and then over the existing southbound bridge over Rockhill Drive while the northbound side of the bridge is being constructed. The new northbound bridge is anticipated to be completed by the end of summer. Once the northbound side is completed, traffic will be shifted onto the rebuilt section while crews demolish and reconstruct the southbound side of the overpass.
Last spring, following completion of a long retaining wall to support the widened northbound pavement approaching the Neshaminy exit, traffic leaving and entering U.S. 1 was shifted onto new northbound on-off ramps. Traffic was placed on the new off-ramp at the Penndel exit as well.
The on-ramp to southbound U.S. 1 from Rockhill Drive remains closed for construction to improve the interchange. While the rebuilt southbound off-ramp here remains open, crews will reconstruct the southbound on-ramp during construction of the southbound side of the overpass, which is expected to be completed and the ramp reopened next spring.
Excavation north of the Turnpike continues in the shoulder areas to allow for the construction of an additional travel lane in both directions on U.S. 1 through the Penndel/Business U.S. 1 Interchange. Widened sections on the northbound side will be completed and opened to traffic following completion of the new northbound bridge over the Neshaminy Creek.
Section RC2 is part two of PennDOT's three-phase project to improve four miles of U.S. 1 in Bucks County by reconstructing and widening the pavement, building several bridges, and improving several interchanges along a continuous three-mile section of highway in Bensalem and Middletown townships. RC2 construction is expected to be completed in mid-2026.
PennDOT in 2014 completed $14.8 million in improvements at the U.S. 1/Maple Avenue Interchange in Middletown Township as part of their overall initiative to modernize and upgrade the U.S. 1 corridor in Bucks County.
A third project, RC3, will improve U.S. 1 from the Penndel/Business U.S. 1 Interchange north through the Route 413 overpass. The project remains in Final Design and is not yet scheduled for construction.
Cost: $115.2 million
PennDOT's contractor removed the temporary construction barrier and returned U.S. 1/Roosevelt Expressway traffic to its original pattern in early July, marking the substantial completion of repairs under PennDOT's five-year $95.5 million project to rehabilitate the half-mile-long Wayne Avenue Viaduct over SEPTA and the Nicetown neighborhood in Philadelphia.
The temporary construction barrier had been in place since the start of the project. It was removed following the installation of a new median barrier during final, Stage 6 construction that had been underway since the spring.
Over the next several months, short-term lane restrictions may be in place on U.S. 1/Roosevelt Expressway as work crews complete "punch list" tasks and paving to wrap up the entire project this fall.
In addition to "punch list" work on the viaduct, PennDOT's contractor will mill and repave the entire Roosevelt Expressway (from 9th Street to Interstate 76) on both sides of the viaduct this summer
The Cayuga Street on-ramp to southbound U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) will remain closed until the project is completed this fall.
Crews also will complete remaining substructure repairs, painting, and installation of new lighting on the underside of the structure this summer.
PennDOT began rehabilitating the Wayne Junction Viaduct between the Broad Street and Wissahickon/Germantown Avenue exits in early 2019. Since then, workers have repaired and rehabilitated the viaduct's structural components, repainted the steel superstructure, and placed a new concrete deck on the 2,589-foot-long structure. The bridge's support piers and abutments also were rehabilitated and painted in a color that complements the new color applied to the superstructure.
A number of new sign structures also were installed under the contract, including replacement of highway signs on and near U.S.1 and several large electronic message boards that are used to communicate with motorists traveling along regional highways.
In addition to work on the viaduct, the project included repairs and repainting of the structural steel and abutments at the Fox Street bridge over U.S. 1. Following the installation of a new water main, the overpass was repaved, and ADA sidewalk ramps were installed.
Cost: $95.5 million
County: PhiladelphiaMore About the U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway) Viaduct Rehabilitation
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