PA Turnpike / I-95 Interchange Project

Route 13 Connector Project

Project Description

The limits of the Route 13 Connector project extend from the former DVI Toll Plaza to Route 13. The Route 13 Connector ramp and bridge over Ellwood Avenue are being realigned to the south in order to directly link traffic to a proposed at-grade signalized intersection with Route 13. The reconstruction/widening of the Route 13 Connector ramp consists of plain cement concrete pavement with single lanes 12-15 feet wide in each direction with each lane accompanied by inside (5-foot) and outside (10-foot) shoulders. As the Route 13 Connector ramp converges at the signalized intersection with Route 13, the ramp widens to multiple on- and off-ramp turn lanes. As part of the realignment, the Route 13 Connector ramp bridge over Ellwood Avenue is being reconstructed in two separate stages, one for off-ramp to Route 13 and one for the on-ramp from Route 13. Existing PECO poles carrying electric wires and various fiber optic cables (Comcast, Verizon, Sunesys) which span over and under the existing Route 13 Connector ramp bridge at Ellwood Avenue are to be relocated. The existing bridge over Route 13 will be demolished.

Project Schedule

It is anticipated that the project will involve 5 stages of construction beginning in the spring of 2018 and completing in August of 2020. During the various stages of construction traffic will be maintained on the ramp and Route 13 with limited periodic lanes restrictions during off-peak nighttime hours

Project Limits

Route 13 Connector Project Limits

Construction Status

October/November 2018

  • Constructed east abutment wall for bridge over Ellwood Avenue.
  • Continued driving piles at west abutment foundation for bridge over Ellwood Avenue.
  • Constructed west abutment footing and foundation for bridge over Ellwood Avenue.
  • Excavated and installed conduit for electric and fiber wires along on-ramp.
  • Finished and seeded slopes and channels.
  • Completed placing concrete roadway for widened on-ramp.
  • Reset temporary barrier; striped and shifted traffic to widened on-ramp.
  • Removed existing median barrier and temporarily paved median and crossover.
  • Reset temporary barrier; striped and shifted off-ramp traffic to median.
  • Removed existing median and temporarily paved median islands.
  • Cleared and installed E&S measures east of Ellwood Bridge.

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  • Excavation of utility trench adjacent to on-ramp
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Placement of cast in place concrete for widened on-ramp roadway/shoulder
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Finishing poured concrete pavement tie-in to existing roadway
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Traffic shifted onto widened on-ramp roadway/shoulder
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Installation of traffic temporary barrier for widened on-ramp roadway/shoulder
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Traffic split for removal of median barrier and temporary paving
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Installation of reinforcement steel and form liner for east abutment wall of Ellwood Bridge
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Constructing east abutment wall with architectural treatment Ellwood Bridge
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Pouring of concrete for east abutment wall Ellwood Bridge
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Driving piles for west abutment wall Ellwood Bridge
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Finished east abutment wall with architectural treatment Ellwood Bridge
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Existing traffic split, concrete barrier reset for temporary median construction
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Existing median barrier removed in preparation for temporary median construction
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Milling of existing median in preparation for temporary median construction
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Traffic measures reset and off-ramp traffic switched to middle lane
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

  • Clearing of proposed at-grade intersection east of Ellwood Bridge
    (Oct/Nov 2018)

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