I-95 collapse: Alternate routes, SEPTA changes mapped out to avoid closures in Philadelphia

An overpass collapse has completely shut down parts of Interstate 95, causing major traffic concerns for drivers commuting in and out of Philadelphia.

All north and southbound lanes are closed between Woodhaven Road and Aramingo Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia as of Sunday afternoon, with closures and delays expected for months.

Here are some alternate ways to get into the city ahead as part of the interstate remains closed: 

Traveling northbound:

  • Take I-476 to PATP East to Philadelphia Bensalem Route 1
  • Take I-676 west to I-76 west to Boulevard North to Woodhaven Road
  • Avoid Aramingo Avenue unless you live there
  • Take Delaware Memorial or Commodore Barry in New Jersey, then New Jersey Turnpike North to Exit 6 and back into Pennsylvania in Bensalem

Traveling southbound :

  • Exit Woodhaven to Boulevard South to I-76 east to CC
  • Take PATP west to I-476 South to I-76 East to CC
  • Only use Academy Road if you live in neighborhood
  • Take Burlington Bristol or Turnpike Connector Bridge into New Jersey, then either New Jersey Turnpike or I-295 South to the Ben Franklin, Commodore Barry or Delaware Memorial Bridge

SEPTA Service

In addition, SEPTA has added service for the Trenton, West Trenton and Fox Chase lines. In addition, there is free parking at Fern Rock, Torresdale and Fox Chase lots, as well as all regional rail stations.

Customers should be aware of the following changes: 

Extra Trenton Line Service

  • AM: 6:40 AM and 8:03 AM from Trenton, along with 8:25 AM from Holmesburg Juncton
  • PM: Trains will run at 3:05 PM from Suburban Station to Holmesburg Junction, along with 4:30 PM and 5:20 PM to Trenton
  • These trains are additions to regularly scheduled trips

Other Regional Rail Service

  • SEPTA will increase capacity on the Trenton, West Trenton and Fox Chase Regional Rail Lines by adding rail cars to scheduled peak service trains. This means adding rail cars to regularly scheduled trains.
  • Parking continues to be free at Regional Rail Stations and we will be deploying Operations personnel and ambassadors to assist customers Philadelphia Parking Authority parking lots near SEPTA stations at Fern Rock, Torresdale, and Fox Chase will also be free

Market-Frankford Line

  • Trains will operate every 6 minutes during peak hours
  • Parking (500 spaces) continues to be free at Frankford Transportation Center

Bus Routes

  • Bus Routes 70, 78, & 84 will be detoured until further notice due to I-95 bridge collapse.