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Traffic shift on 95

PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll, Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt, city Deputy Managing Director for the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Michael Carroll and other officials on Monday commemorated the shifting of traffic from the temporary roadway onto the newly completed outer travel lanes of the new permanent bridge on Interstate 95.

After a fire on June 11 caused the roadway to collapse, Gov. Shapiro and Carroll led a coordinated state, local and federal response to reopen the roadway safely and as quickly as possible. A temporary roadway with six lanes of traffic opened on June 23.

“Today serves as another example to all that Pennsylvania can do big things,” Carroll said. “Thanks to the dedication of the workers and continued coordination between the Shapiro administration, our federal partners and the City of Philadelphia, traffic continues to flow freely on I-95 and we are one step closer to restoring I-95 to its full capacity.”

The entire new structure, plus reconstruction of the lower portion of the Cottman Avenue off-ramp, is expected to be completed and the northbound interchange reopened in 2024. ••

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