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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #575 on: September 03, 2021, 02:25:12 PM »

This is just crazy :bigass:
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Yeah we have some real deep thinkers here.  When the city floods, all of the sewers mix with the river water.  That guy is jumping into partially diluted raw sewage.  Plus the Schulykill ain’t pool water even on a good day.
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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #576 on: September 03, 2021, 03:13:38 PM »

This is just crazy :bigass:
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Yeah we have some real deep thinkers here.  When the city floods, all of the sewers mix with the river water.  That guy is jumping into partially diluted raw sewage.  Plus the Schulykill ain’t pool water even on a good day.

It is the same town where the people eat horse crap off the road if the local football squadron wins
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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #577 on: September 03, 2021, 08:49:42 PM »

Yeah we have some real deep thinkers here.  When the city floods, all of the sewers mix with the river water.  That guy is jumping into partially diluted raw sewage.  Plus the Schulykill ain’t pool water even on a good day.
I was gonna say, even when you're just going into the water in Philly, it's pretty much all partially diluted raw sewage anyway.

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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #578 on: September 04, 2021, 05:45:56 AM »

Re: 676 (from the Inquirer)

PennDot crews are continuing to pump water from the Vine Street Expressway — mostly on the west end of the I-676 highway — which effectively transformed into a canal this week after the Schuylkill overflowed. Crews are using eight pumps to remove the water and return it to the river, PennDot spokesperson Brad Rudolph said.

Remaining debris and sediment on the highway will be taken to a job site on I-95 and used for fill, he said.

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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #580 on: September 04, 2021, 02:23:29 PM »

PennDOT - District 6 News: I-676 East (Vine Street Expressway) Fully Reopened in Center City Philadelphia

Looking at the list, I noticed that I am glad that I clinched PA 263 two weeks ago.  I have no clue when that clinch would have been if I had waited.
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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #584 on: September 30, 2021, 12:01:53 AM »

PennDOT - District 6 News: Rebuilt I-95 Southbound Lanes, New Ramp at Girard Avenue Interchange to Open Saturday in Philadelphia

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Wednesday, September 29, and Thursday, September 30, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, lane closures and periodic 15-minute traffic stoppages will be in place on southbound I-95 at various locations between the Betsy Ross Bridge and I-676 interchanges for overhead sign installations;

I presume this means replacing the orange APLs with the final signs which I'm presuming may also be APLs and a return to FHWA Gothic instead of Clearview because PA is trending back away from Clearview for now?
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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #585 on: October 01, 2021, 01:07:14 PM »

PennDOT - District 6 News: Rebuilt I-95 Southbound Lanes, New Ramp at Girard Avenue Interchange to Open Saturday in Philadelphia

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Wednesday, September 29, and Thursday, September 30, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, lane closures and periodic 15-minute traffic stoppages will be in place on southbound I-95 at various locations between the Betsy Ross Bridge and I-676 interchanges for overhead sign installations;

I presume this means replacing the orange APLs with the final signs which I'm presuming may also be APLs and a return to FHWA Gothic instead of Clearview because PA is trending back away from Clearview for now?

There is some new signage visible in this traffic cam grab.  Looks like one sign is in Clearview and the other not?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">YIKES! 95 south before Girard Ave...looks like there&#39;s an accident up ahead. <a href="https://twitter.com/KYWNewsradio?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KYWNewsradio</a> <a href="https://t.co/lBjc6jhGXv">pic.twitter.com/lBjc6jhGXv</a></p>&mdash; Traffic on the Twos (@KYWRadioTraffic) <a href="?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 1, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #587 on: November 05, 2021, 03:27:57 PM »

PennDOT - District 6 News: Rebuilt I-95 Southbound Lanes, New Ramp at Girard Avenue Interchange to Open Saturday in Philadelphia

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Wednesday, September 29, and Thursday, September 30, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, lane closures and periodic 15-minute traffic stoppages will be in place on southbound I-95 at various locations between the Betsy Ross Bridge and I-676 interchanges for overhead sign installations;

I presume this means replacing the orange APLs with the final signs which I'm presuming may also be APLs and a return to FHWA Gothic instead of Clearview because PA is trending back away from Clearview for now?

There is some new signage visible in this traffic cam grab.  Looks like one sign is in Clearview and the other not?


the sign on the right appears to be the one that's been there for a long time and was patched during the early phase that modified the Girard Ave exit - you can still see the greenout patch replacing "Lehigh Ave" with "Delaware Ave".
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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #588 on: November 12, 2021, 09:35:58 PM »

I have to say now that they opened that SB portion 95 moves so much better at all times.

When the NB portion opens 95 in that area will might actually be slowdown free.
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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #589 on: November 23, 2021, 10:13:10 AM »

PennDOT - District 6 News: I-95 Lane Closures at Night Next Week for Barrier Installation in Penns Landing

I thought that this was one huge project.  It is weird to see the words "high-priority" in this.
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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #591 on: December 08, 2021, 12:35:29 PM »

I have to say now that they opened that SB portion 95 moves so much better at all times.

When the NB portion opens 95 in that area will might actually be slowdown free.

IOW do we now see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel as far as the revive-95 project in NE Philly?
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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #592 on: December 08, 2021, 03:31:20 PM »

I have to say now that they opened that SB portion 95 moves so much better at all times.

When the NB portion opens 95 in that area will might actually be slowdown free.

IOW do we now see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel as far as the revive-95 project in NE Philly?

Not even close. This phase is wrapping up; many other phases and contracts to go.
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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #595 on: December 29, 2021, 02:37:19 PM »

PennDOT - District 6 News: I-95 Nighttime Travel Restrictions Next Two Weeks for Construction at Bridge Street Interchange in Philadelphia

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During the lane closures next week, northbound traffic will be moved onto the rebuilt northbound lanes as temporary construction barrier is set on the northbound side. The barrier will separate three lanes of northbound traffic from three lanes of southbound traffic on the widened and reconstructed northbound side when three lanes of southbound traffic are shifted to the opposite side following completion of the crossovers early Tuesday, January 11.

Once all traffic is moved to the northbound side to establish a new work zone, reconstruction and widening of the southbound lanes, stage two of the overall project, will begin. Stage two also includes construction of the southbound side of new I-95 bridges over VanKirk and Comly streets.
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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #597 on: January 04, 2022, 10:02:13 AM »

PennDOT - District 6 News: I-95 Nighttime Travel Restrictions Next Two Weeks for Construction at Bridge Street Interchange in Philadelphia

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During the lane closures next week, northbound traffic will be moved onto the rebuilt northbound lanes as temporary construction barrier is set on the northbound side. The barrier will separate three lanes of northbound traffic from three lanes of southbound traffic on the widened and reconstructed northbound side when three lanes of southbound traffic are shifted to the opposite side following completion of the crossovers early Tuesday, January 11.

Once all traffic is moved to the northbound side to establish a new work zone, reconstruction and widening of the southbound lanes, stage two of the overall project, will begin. Stage two also includes construction of the southbound side of new I-95 bridges over VanKirk and Comly streets.

I am unsure where the link is, but this is what I got today via email.

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PennDOT - District 6 News: I-95 Double Lane Closures Rescheduled for Wednesday in Northeast Philadelphia

King of Prussia, PA – Northbound and southbound Interstate 95 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between the Bridge Street and Cottman Avenue interchanges in Philadelphia on Wednesday, January 5, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for construction to establish a new traffic pattern at the northern end of the Bridge Street Interchange, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The daytime lane restrictions follow the weather-related cancellation of nighttime activities planned on Monday, January 3, and Tuesday, January 4, to begin the set up a new work zone for southbound reconstruction on I-95.

The new work schedule and locations for this week are:

Wednesday, January 5, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, northbound and southbound I-95 will be reduced to one lane for barrier placement and line painting; and
Thursday, January 6, and Friday, January 7, from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, northbound and southbound I-95 will be reduced to one lane for barrier placement and line painting.
During the lane closures, northbound traffic will be moved onto the rebuilt northbound lanes as temporary construction barrier is set on the northbound side. The barrier will separate three lanes of northbound traffic from three lanes of southbound traffic on the widened and reconstructed northbound side when three lanes of southbound traffic are shifted to the opposite side early next week.

Once all traffic is moved to the northbound side to establish a new work zone, reconstruction and widening of the southbound lanes, stage two of the overall project, will begin. Stage two also includes construction of the southbound side of new I-95 bridges over VanKirk and Comly streets.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel through the work area as backups and delays are expected. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The traffic shift marks the substantial completion of the first major stage of PennDOT's $79.7 million I-95 Section BS1 project to reconstruct and improve I-95 from Levick Street to Carver Street, including construction of a long retaining wall along Tacony Street to support northbound widening, the replacement of the bridges carrying northbound I-95 over Van Kirk Street and Comly Street, and installation of an extensive stormwater drainage system. The Section BS1 contract also includes improvements to the parking area, lighting, and landscaping at Lardner's Point Park on the Delaware River near Levick Street. 

Stage two will continue through late 2022. Work on the Section BS1 project began in early spring 2020.

On-off ramps at the I-95/Bridge Street Interchange will remain open during BS1 construction.
Section BS1 is the first of two contracts to reconstruct mainline I-95 at the Bridge Street Interchange. A second mainline reconstruction project at the interchange, Section BS2, is currently in design and will move to construction following completion of Section BS1 in late 2022.

In addition to rebuilding the northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 from Carver Street to Margaret Street, Section BS2 will construct a new replacement interchange located on Tacony Street at the Dietz & Watson/Frankford Boat Launch driveway, where a southbound off-ramp and a northbound on-ramp will be constructed. This is also the location of the proposed Delaware Avenue extension that will be built later under Section BS5.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties at www.penndot.gov/District6.

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Re: Philadelphia
« Reply #599 on: February 17, 2022, 05:13:35 PM »

OK, so I grew up in the Philly suburbs and watched Philly news always refer to downtown as "Center City". Yet, I never see a sign that says "Center City", just "Central Philadelphia". Is there a reason for this? Do they feel "Center City" is too unhelpful to the non-locals and "Center City Philadelphia" is too long for signs, so they adjust it to "Central Philadelphia" even though no one calls it that?
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