PHILADELPHIA - Work continued Monday on the collapsed section of Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia under the two-week deadline for reopening set by Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro. "We are getting it done here in Philly," Gov.
Shapiro said at a briefing at Philadelphia International Airport after the flyover that included President Joe Biden and members of Congress.Large gray blocks of recycled glass chunks that will form the new base of I-95 at Cottman Avenue were seen on Monday, days after PennDOT shared an artist rendering of what the fix will look like.Retaining walls, which officials call "baskets," were built over the weekend to hold the recycled glass chunks.
Mike Carroll, head of PennDOT, says he's confident in their plan for the six lane highway.A live stream from PennDOT shows crews working around the clock to build temporary lanes on I-95, so the highway can partially reopen.
Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro says he expects traffic to be moving within the next two weeks."We are mobilizing the equipment necessary and getting supplies delivered to construct the new roadway to sit atop the recycled glass aggregate," Carroll told FOX 29.