PennDOT Permanently Closing 95 North Ramp In Northeast Philadelphia
PennDOT is permanently closing 95 north ramp in northeast Philadelphia. Get the details and what this may mean for your commute.
When things like this happen I always try to take a deep breath and say, well a massive organization like PennDOT must know more about how to handle these things than I do. I talk on the radio for a living, so the people who run transportation for an entire (very large) state, must know what they are doing, right? It’s so tough sometimes because 95 has been such a pain for YEARS. Obviously not as bad as The Schuylkill, but close. The Schuylkill is wild because it was supposed to be a very small road that a few cars drove on it here and there. No one had the foresight to realize millions of people would move out to the suburbs and ONE very small two line highway would be the way for people to get into the city. I always say, we have the iPhone, but we can’t figure out how to fix 76. Anyway, that’s a story for another day. This is about 95.
Let me just add it’s already annoying when you’re coming from Jersey over the Betsy Ross Bridge and you can’t stay on 95 into the city. You’re forced to get off the exit and take a detour around Fishtown.
“Exit 27 to Bridge Street/Harbison Avenue will be shut down for construction projects, with traffic directed to the Aramingo Avenue off-ramp. When the northbound off-ramp at Exit 27 closes, northbound I-95 and westbound Betsy Ross Bridge traffic heading for Bridge Street, Tacony Street and Harbison Avenue will begin using the Exit 26 off-ramp to Aramingo Avenue at the adjacent Betsy Ross Bridge/Aramingo Avenue Interchange, officials said.”