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Bridge Repairs Begin Tonight on I-95 South in South Philadelphia


King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that lane closures will be in place on southbound Interstate 95 approximately one-mile north of the Walt Whitman Bridge/I-76 Interchange at Tasker Street beginning tonight, July 19, through Friday, July 21, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for bridge repair in South Philadelphia.

The right two lanes on southbound I-95 were closed early this morning following the discovery of damage to the existing bridge deck. Philadelphia maintenance crews performed a temporary repair using a cold patch to reopen all lanes to traffic just before 3:00 PM.

PennDOT's contractor will begin making permanent repairs to the bridge deck beginning after 7:00 PM tonight. Over the next three nights, crews will fabricate and install a new sliding plate expansion damn to replace the damaged section.

All southbound I-95 lanes at Tasker Street will reopen each morning beginning at 5:00 AM through 7:00 PM for the morning and evening commutes.

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

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Contact: Brad Rudolph,

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