Traffic on I-95 will be stopped for about 15 minutes between 10 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday for utility work, according to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
The contractor replacing the bridge carrying Ford Road over I-95 in Bristol Township will assist PECO and Verizon crews during removal of temporary utility lines.
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The stoppages, to occur northbound and southbound on I-95 between Route 413 (Exit 40) and Business Route 1 (Exit 44), are necessary to complete the work without jeopardizing worker and motorist safety.
Additional stoppages may be conducted if needed.
The contractor has posted advance warning signs on I-95 northbound and southbound alerting motorists to the start of the work and potential impacts to traffic. The work will be performed under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.
The Ford Road Bridge is located less than one mile south of where I-95 crosses the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276). The state-owned structure crosses I-95 at milepost 40.50 and motorists traveling on the interstate will continue to encounter daytime and nighttime traffic restrictions in the vicinity of the work zone until fall 2013. All work is weather permitting and the schedule is subject to change.
The PennDOT-owned bridge will be the fourth bridge to be replaced as part of the Turnpike’s I-95/I-276 Interchange Project.