Got a problem with I-95 construction? PennDOT wants to know about it

Andrew Kramer
November 13, 2019 - 6:59 am

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PennDOT is ready for the next phase of their I-95 improvement project through Northeast Philadelphia. Tuesday night they gave the people affected by the construction a sneak peak of their revised plans and a chance to give some feedback.

The construction is happening along I-95 between Wheatsheaf Lane and Levick Street, or as PennDOT calls it, the Betsy Ross and Bridge Street sections.

This affects people who live in Philadelphia's Bridesburg neighborhood. Ed Krause says he's noticed more congestion in the neighborhood. 

"Excessive truck traffic going down my street to get to the construction area," he said.

Diane Carsia deals with traffic delays every day.

"We cannot move. It is total gridlock in the morning. I can sit there sometimes for ten minutes without moving," she said.

"I'm interested in the layout of the land. It seems to be so complex, with all these ramps that don't seem to be going anywhere. Nobody knows anything really unless they have something like this, which is a good thing."

Richard Novack said it's going to be a relief when the construction ends.

"I just wondered if they were going to knock more houses down, if they were coming over making it wider," he said. "I just had a lot of questions."

PennDOT hosted the public meeting to hear about issues like these. It's the first such meeting they've held in six years. They also want suggestions for how they can improve the situation. 

Those who were unable to attend can leave their comments online

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