I-95 in Philadelphia Has Reopened

June 23, 2023
After 12 days, I-95 is partially reopened

After 12 days of crews working tirelessly, Interstate 95 in Philadelphia has partially reopened. Government and union officials joined Governor Josh Shapiro this afternoon to celebrate the reopening of the newly constructed six-lane bridge.

“To the thousands of folks, who turned on the livestream to check in on our progress and cheer on those who were doing the work, this was a moment of civic pride for Philly and Pennsylvania,”the governor said at a news conference.

“We all came together, and we proved that we could do big things again in Pennsylvania,” he added.

Engine 38 of the Philadelphia Fire Department led a procession, followed by emergency and work vehicles, crossed the northbound lanes this morning. Some of Philly's sports mascots were waving from Engine 38.

The rebuild could take months as officials are unsure when it will be completed. It could cost between $25-$30 million which will be paid by the federal government.

You can view a live feed of I-95 here.

If you want to read more on the I-95 collapse, check out these stories:

A Portion of I-95 in Philadelphia Collapsed Over the Weekend

New Detours Following Philadelphia I-95 Collapse

Pennsylvania Governor Issues Disaster Declaration After I-95 Collapse

Body Recovered From I-95 Collapse Wreckage

Federal Officials Warn the I-95 Collapse Could Affect Shipping Across the East Coast

I-95 to be Rebuilt After Demolition is Complete According to Governor

I-95 Will Reopen This Weekend According to Governor

I-95 is Reopening with a Temporary Bridge Two Weeks After Collapsing


Source: MSN, The Hill