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

December 2018 to February 2019

  • Switched off-ramp and on-ramp traffic to the north.
  • Drilled and poured sound barrier wall caissons.
  • Began setting sound barrier wall steel posts and precast panels.
  • Began placing embankment material at bridge approaches.
  • Erected structural steel girders for first phase of Ellwood Bridge.
  • Installed overhangs and stay-in-place for first phase of Ellwood Bridge.

Image Gallery

  • Drilling sound barrier wall caisson
    (Dec 2018 Jan/Feb 2019)

  • Setting anchor bolt template in sound barrier wall caisson
    (Dec 2018 Jan/Feb 2019)

  • Pouring concrete in sound barrier wall caisson
    (Dec 2018 Jan/Feb 2019)

  • Erected sound barrier wall steel posts
    (Dec 2018 Jan/Feb 2019)

  • Setting precast sound barrier wall panels adjacent to roadway
    (Dec 2018 Jan/Feb 2019)

  • Erected precast sound barrier wall panels adjacent to community
    (Dec 2018 Jan/Feb 2019)

  • Lifting structural steel girders from tractor trailer onto the first phase of the Ellwood Bridge
    (Dec 2018 Jan/Feb 2019)

  • Setting structural steel girders onto new abutments for first phase of the Ellwood Bridge
    (Dec 2018 Jan/Feb 2019)

  • Erected structural steel girders onto new abutments for first phase of the Ellwood Bridge
    (Dec 2018 Jan/Feb 2019)

  • Installation of stay-in-place forms and overhangs for the Ellwood Bridge
    (Dec 2018 Jan/Feb 2019)

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