A $1.1 billion project that is expected to wrap in the late summer or early fall of 2018 will seamlessly link I-95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County just north of Philadelphia.
The connection has been 49 years in the making. Construction of I-95 from Florida to Maine wrapped in 1969, but an anticipated direct connection between the Interstate and the Pike never materialized.
Drivers going either north or south had to exit one, onto different highways, to access the other, and vice versa.
Now, thanks to the changes, a driver traveling north on I-95 from Philly will be able to take a new flyover ramp after the Bristol Township exit and link up with the eastbound Pike. Southbound drivers on I-95 will find a new flyover ramp after crossing the Delaware River Bridge into Bucks County.
The alterations are expected to save time for drivers, especially local ones who use the Pike and 95 most frequently. It will also mean that I-95 moves truly seamlessly from Florida to Maine, according to the Bucks County Courier Times.
- Project to connect I-95, PA Turnpike nears major milestone [Courier Times]