Going to work today with the I-95 bridge collapse.
Many at work are directly affected.
One persons actions affects hundreds of thousands over months--that's why it's a society.
I decided to go the Blue Route to the TPK rather than messing with I95...by 0530 NB was already a sheitshow
This could be an issue for the next few months. It's amazing what can happen when one road shuts down.
Has anyone posted the exact location/mile marker where I-95 is closed down?
My wife goes up that way once in a while for work like to make sure she can avoid it.
Maybe I'll even try to add a POI to her GPS to help her.
What I could find just now. It's different from yesterday where Woodhaven, Rt 1, 76, and 676 were mentioned).
Apparently the nightmare is in progress with 30 min trips being 90, and just imagine trucks doing local deliveries to Northeast Phila....
The local detour routes are:
I-95 Northbound: Exit 26 (Betsy Ross/Aramingo Ave), Tacony Street, New State Road, Milnor Street, Bleigh Avenue and Linden Avenue to access I-95 North.
I-95 Southbound: Cottman Avenue exit, Bleigh Avenue and State Road to access I-95 South at Longshore Ave.
Though the highway remains closed in both directions, more of I-95 South opened up around 9 p.m. Sunday, according to a PennDot spokesperson.
I-95 South is closed at Exit 30, and reopens where State Road merges with the highway near Longshore Ave.
I-95 North remains closed at Exit 26, and reopens past the collapse site around Exit 32.
The part of I-95 that collapsed did so right on to the Cottman off ramp, right around mile 29.6, this is where the collapse occurred.
Yeah but it looks like a 6- to 7-mile closure of I-95 in both directions with a long round-trip detour for through traffic up to US 1 to get around this one bridge at mile 29.6.
This also happened a few years ago on a major highway (Mex-200) near Manzanillo, Colima. The bridge (4 lanes) was rebuilt in 2 months.
…it may provide the info you need. You can zoom in and get down to exact street details.
Was normal for me, I got to the office early.
People said, it's quite likely, many didn't go to work, so what I experienced yesterday, may not have been representative of what's to come.
I use 76 E and 676 E in the morning, which may or may not be part of the detour. The said detour to Rt 1. is insane imho.
The not going in to work when one feels like it, is another phenom for another thread. I call it the Costco effect. If one goes to Costco on any given work day, it's packed. If one does the same with Walmart, it's empty. My hunch is that Costco shoppers are able to remote work, whereas Walmart shoppers may not be able to. my .02
p.s. I created a route in google maps where it would not make sense to use a long roundabout route like Rt. 1.
It seems that both southbound, and northbound, exit 26 is where one would reenter if southbound, and exit 95 if northbound. Northbound, it's actually faster (by 10 minutes!) to take the Betsy to NJ, and then the Tacony back, even though there's a $3 toll and 5 miles out of the way.
The southbound detour is very simple, but also very time consuming.
Get off at Cottman then follow State Road a few blocks and get back on 95 (as you can see in the linked image) Problems is detouring 4 lanes of traffic on to a single laned road to get back on.
This might be a good time to create a Custom Avoidance, that will automatically reroute you around this problem.
I certainly do feel for the huge number of travelers that will be affected by this closure.
Here's the link to create a Custom Avoidance. It can be a bit tedious if you're not located close the I-95 section that's closed, but it will be helpful in the long run.
The PENNDOT has set up a new website for discussion about the bridge incident. The website includes detour information which will supposedly be updated from time to time.
Also, some good maps (scroll down) at https://www.usatoday.com/story/graphics/2023/06/12/i-95-coll...
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