PHILADELPHIA - Nearly two weeks after a portion of I-95 collapsed in Philadelphia, the stretch has reopened to traffic.
Philadelphia first responders and construction crews, along with Philadelphia sports mascots were the first to drive over the new roadway.PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll says teams have been working on the rebuilding process and thinking outside of the box to get the interstate back open.
Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro announced Friday that the newly built temporary lanes would reopen at noon. Work on a more permanent fix will continue.>> I-95 Philadelphia collapse: What you need to know about the damaged highway, reconstruction"We, PennDOT, have approached this challenge and our partners in the city, we wanted to think outside the box.
We wanted to make sure that we employed every strategy we could think of to try and get I-95 open in both directions," Carroll said.