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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Tuesday May 7th, 2019 :: 04:00 p.m. EDT


Roadwork Closes Bridge Street Off-Ramp from I-95 South

Emergency work to repair water main break expected to close Bridge Street Southbound exit from I-95 for one week

Work being done to repair a broken water main at Bridge and James streets is expected to have the Bridge Street exit from the I-95 southbound lanes closed over the next week. 

Follow us on Twitter @PhilaOEM, PennDot Philadelphia: @511PAPhilly, and the Philadelphia Water Department: @PhillyH2O for updates. 

Below is an information release from the Philadelphia Water Department.

May 7, 2019

Traffic Advisory:  I-95 Southbound Bridge Street Off-ramp Remains Closed due to Water Main Break/Sewer Defect

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) made repairs to the water main last night, and today continued to excavate to evaluate the extent of the compromise in the sewer. Upon completion of our physical inspection, we found there is a large hole in the top of the sewer that needs to be repaired. PWD is working with a contractor on site now to have full access to the sewer so that City crews can make the necessary repairs as quickly as possible.

PWD will be working with Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) and any other utility that may have work to do in this location prior to beginning the back-filling and paving process. Once all utilities are done working, PWD will utilize our contractor to make repairs to the road to reopen the Bridge Street Southbound exit on I-95. Until the ramp reopens, motorists should use the Aramingo Street exit as the alternate route.

Repairs are expected to take a minimum of at least one week. Barring a change in this information, the next update will be shared on Sunday, May 12th.

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
240 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Emergency: 9-1-1

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