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Construction Planned on Allegheny Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia


King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction will begin on Monday, August 14, on Allegheny Avenue at the Interstate 95 interchange (Exit 25) in Northeast Philadelphia, closing the road and the southbound on-off ramps for approximately six weeks.

Motorists are advised of the following travel restrictions:

During the closure, westbound Allegheny Avenue traffic from the port area will be detoured south on E. Allen Street (frontage road alongside northbound I-95) to south on Richmond Street, west on Lehigh Avenue, then north on Aramingo Avenue to Allegheny Avenue.

Eastbound Allegheny Avenue traffic bound for the port area east of I-95 will be detoured north on Richmond Street, and east on Castor Avenue to Delaware Avenue.

Traffic normally exiting southbound I-95 at Allegheny Avenue will exit at Girard Avenue (Exit 23) and follow the signs to Richmond Street north back to Allegheny Avenue.

Motorists normally entering southbound I-95 at Allegheny Avenue will be detoured south on Richmond Street and follow the signs to I-95 south at the Girard Avenue Interchange.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel near the work areas. The schedule is weather dependent.

The road work is the final stage of PennDOT's $31.2 million I-95/AF2 project that reconstructed sections of Delaware, Castor, and Allegheny avenues to improve traffic flow between the port area and I-95. 

To learn more about PennDOT's I-95 reconstruction and improvement program, visit

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For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

Information about infrastructure in District 6, including completed work and significant projects, is available at Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at

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Contact: Brad Rudolph,

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