Section of I-95 in Philly to Close for 36 Hours Next Month for CAP Park Project

Jan. 23, 2024
Work is expected to be completed in 2028

Construction will close a section of northbound Interstate 95 in Philadelphia the first weekend of Feb.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announcedon Monday that it would close the section of I-95 between Chestnut and Walnut streets beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, through 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5. It's the first of four expected closures on I-95 to accomodate the I-95 Cap Project.

Once complete, the project will connect Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood to the Delaware River waterfront at Penn's Landing, featuring an approximately 12-acre park. 

Work is expected to be completed in 2028.

The project has a price tag of $329 million.

During the closures, I-95 North will be available at the ramp from Summer Street at Columbus Boulevard just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge. To reach I-676, motorists will be directed to either continue north on Columbus Boulevard, turn left on Spring Garden Street, and left on 6th Street to access I-676 East, or take Spring Garden Street and turn left on 8th Street to access westbound I-676.


Source: WHYY