MAYFAIR - It’s been one week since a portion of I-95 collapsed in Northeast Philadelphia and incredible progress has been made since a tanker truck crashed and caught fire, leaving the northbound lanes in rubble.A live stream from PennDOT shows crews have been working around the clock to get temporary lanes built, so the major east coast highway can, at least, partially reopen.
Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro says he expects traffic to be moving within the next two weeks.There is no timeline for how long it will take to be permanently fixed, but people are optimistic about the progress, saying they would never have believed two weeks for a solution when the damage was so severe just one week ago.From the air Friday, a gaping hole as workers dropped glass aggregate along a wall.
Progress Sunday as crews work 24 hours a day show the hole is gone.Mayfair resident Danielle Reynolds said, "I believe they’re going to get it done in the two weeks.
I do! They’re making progress already."RELATED HEADLINES:After Governor Shapiro boldly expressed confidence that I-95 will be re-opened within the next two weeks, neighbors in Mayfair say the progress so far makes that believable.PennDOT officials announced Sunday they could finish filling in the area of the collapse with recycled glass aggregate in the next day or two.