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Jim Kenney - Mike Carroll - I-95 to reopen in Philadelphia Friday: officials - fox29.com - state Pennsylvania - city Philadelphia
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I-95 to reopen in Philadelphia Friday: officials
PHILADELPHIA - The collapsed stretch of I-95 is reopening sooner than expected, as Governor Josh Shapiro and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Carroll will officially reopen the highway at noon Friday.Festivities will begin 10:30 with the governor and Carroll, along with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia Building Trades members and contractors, with the official reopening set for noon.PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll says teams have been working on the rebuilding process and thinking outside of the box to get the interstate back open. >> I-95 Philadelphia collapse: What you need to know about the damaged highway, reconstruction"We, PennDOT, have approached this challenge and our partners in the city, we wanted to think outside the box. We wanted to make sure that we employed every strategy we could think of to try and get I-95 open in both directions," Carroll said. Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Mike Carroll discusses how crews will use a NASCAR jet dryer from Pocono Raceway to help finish working on I-95 through a stretch of rainy days.Here's what you need to know about the temporary lanes that make up the roadway: The roadway is made up of high-tech, lightweight and durable aggregate created by AeroAggregates in Eddystone.
Joe Biden - Biden to tour I-95 collapse before Philly rally with unions; first big 2024 campaign event - fox29.com - Usa
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Biden to tour I-95 collapse before Philly rally with unions; first big 2024 campaign event
PHILADELPHIA - President Joe Biden will tout his pro-labor bona fides on Saturday at his first major political rally since he formalized his reelection campaign, appearing alongside union members to make his case that his economic agenda is boosting the middle class.His campaign says Biden, who will appear at the Philadelphia Convention Center, will "lay out the core principles of his economic message" in his remarks. Biden also plans to talk about how a sweeping climate, tax and health care package he signed into law last year has cut the cost of prescription drugs and lowered insurance premiums, as his administration focuses on his achievements his first two years the centerpiece argument for his reelection.Prior to the campaign event, Biden is set to take an aerial tour of Interstate 95 after portions of the critical roadway collapsed a week ago, leaving resident and commuters in travel turmoil as crews work around the clock to reconstruct the now-demolished overpass.The president is expected to receive a briefing on emergency repair and reconstruction efforts before making remarks at Philadelphia International Airport.RELATED COVERAGE: I-95 collapse: Live camera shows real-time progress of interstate reconstructionSeveral of the nation's most powerful unions — including the AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — officially endorsed Biden's campaign ahead of the event.
I-95 collapse: Officials announce plan to backfill, pave damaged Philadelphia section to open temporary path - fox29.com - state Delaware - city Philadelphia
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I-95 collapse: Officials announce plan to backfill, pave damaged Philadelphia section to open temporary path
PHILADELPHIA - Just days after a tanker carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline crashed under I-95, causing part of an overpass to collapse, state and local leaders announced the timeline for its reconstruction plan. On Sunday, a tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline was traveling in the northbound lanes when it overturned on the curve of an off-ramp. The crash caused gasoline to leak into the roadway and sparked a large fire under I-95 at Cottman Avenue, causing it to collapse into the roadway underneath it.  Newly obtained surveillance video captured the moment a tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline crashed and caught fire underneath I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia. The resulting fire caused a portion of the roadway to collapse.The collapse left the tanker operator, 53-year-old Nathaniel Moody, whose family says he was an experienced driver with more than 10 years of experience, dead. It also left the northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 closed between the Woodhaven Road and Aramingo Avenue exits. The damage has caused delays and traffic nightmares for commuters in Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, and across the northeast. The cousin of a truck driver whose truck flipped and sparked a fire that destroyed part of I-95 in Philadelphia is searching for answers.
Josh Shapiro - I-95 collapse: Live camera shows real-time progress of interstate reconstruction - fox29.com - state Pennsylvania - city Philadelphia
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I-95 collapse: Live camera shows real-time progress of interstate reconstruction
PHILADELPHIA - As the reconstruction of the collapsed section of I-95 begins in Philadelphia, local officials are keeping residents and commuters up to date with a live camera of the site. A section of the northbound lanes on the interstate collapsed on Sunday morning after a tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline crashed at an off-ramp and burst into flames. The damage also made a portion of the southbound lanes unsafe for use, causing six lanes to be blocked off and creating traffic nightmares across the city and area. >> I-95 collapse: Officials announce plan to backfill, pave damaged Philadelphia section to open temporary pathThe tanker's driver, identified as 53-year-old Nathaniel Moody, did not survive, officials say. Quick funding from federal partners and a disaster declaration from Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro helped crews start working on plans to repair the damaged highway. RELATED HEADLINESOn Wednesday, officials announced a plan to backfill the missing area with a recycled glass aggregate made in Pennsylvania. After the area is backfilled, it will be paved to allow motorists to return to the road as a separate bridge is built. Pennsylvania will truck in 2,000 tons of lightweight glass nuggets to help quickly rebuild a collapsed section of Interstate 95 in Philadelphia and crews will work 24 hours a day until they can reopen the critical commercial artery, officials said Wednesday."This approach will allow us to avoid delays through the shipment and supply chain issues and pursue a simple, quicker path," Shapiro said.
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