I-95 Program Management in Philadelphia

JMT led the development and evaluation of accelerated bridge construction techniques as part of a comprehensive program of improvements recommended for the I-95 corridor in southeastern Pennsylvania.


Philadelphia, PA


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Originally constructed in the 1950s, the 51 miles of I- 95 in Pennsylvania serve more than 160,000 vehicles per day. I-95 roughly parallels Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and the Delaware River, and the freeway serves as an economic lifeline and a primary commuter corridor to and from Philadelphia. The interstate facilitates important connections to highways in adjacent states, regional commuter and freight rail, several maritime ports, Philadelphia International Airport, multiple major sports venues, and countless businesses, industries, and residential neighborhoods.

Unfortunately, I-95 also is part of an aging infrastructure that needs to be replaced, at a cost of many billions of dollars. In addition, the interstate bisects some communities, and motorists suffer significant traffic delays.

Realizing that the pace of current reconstruction initiatives was insufficient to meet the corridor’s needs, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation selected a team of consultants, including JMT, to develop and oversee a new, comprehensive, innovative and accelerated delivery approach to the corridor’s reconstruction.

The program management team was responsible for evaluating, recommending, and implementing:
Innovative funding solutions
Accelerated construction technologies and techniques
Developing an integrated asset management system
Comprehensive management and review of design consultants
Partnering with communities, railroads, utilities, and other critical stakeholders
Comprehensive public involvement program

JMT, as a major subconsultant, was involved with numerous aspects of the program, such as:

Daily management and design reviews of a $900-million section of the corridor currently under design
Lead consultant in the development and evaluation of accelerated bridge construction techniques
Development of a construction management plan for the corridor
Utility coordination activities
Establishment of project sequencing and traffic control schemes