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Harrisburg, May 11, 2018 – Sen. John Sabatina (D-Philadelphia) said today that highway restrictions and lane closures are scheduled next week for sections of Interstate 95, Interstate 476, and U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) in Philadelphia. The restrictions and closures will be in effect while PennDOT conducts overhead sign inspections.

“I encourage motorists to plan for increased travel times and to exercise caution while these inspections are taking place,” Sabatina said.  Sabatina serves as the Democratic chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and is a member of the state Transportation Commission.

The senator recommends that motorists prepare for changing traffic patterns by using 511PA.

“Receiving the most up-to-date traffic conditions is crucial information for motorists during transportation projects,” Sabatina said.

“511PA is a 24-hour tool that relays traffic information that can help keep motorists, as well as transportation workers, informed and safe.”

PennDOT provided the following schedule of inspections that will be conducted in Philadelphia county:

  • Monday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 15, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane closures are scheduled in both directions on Route 63 (Woodhaven Road) between U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) and interstate 95 in Philadelphia;
  • Tuesday, May 15, from 12:00 PM, to 3:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on southbound U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) between Southampton Road and Old Lincoln Highway in Philadelphia;
  • Thursday, May 17, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM a right lane closure is scheduled on the ramp from the Betsy Ross Bridge to Aramingo Avenue in Philadelphia;
  • Thursday, May 17, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, a right lane closure is scheduled on the ramp from Aramingo Avenue to I-95 South in Philadelphia;
  • Friday, May 18, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on State Road between Rhawn Street and Ashburner Street;
  • Saturday, May 19, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on westbound Interstate 676 between the Interstate 95 and Ben Franklin Parkway interchanges.

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