Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Mike Caroll, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, and Rob Buckley, President of Buckley & Company, Inc., gathered to celebrate the setting of the first steel beams by Thackray Crane Rental, Inc. for the permanent reconstruction of Interstate 95.


“Today serves as another example to all that Pennsylvania can do big things,” said Secretary Carroll. “This section of Interstate 95 supports 160,000 trips every day, and we worked around the clock to reopen the temporary roadway and got traffic flowing again in record time. Thanks to the dedication of the workers and continued coordination between the Shapiro Administration, our federal partners and the City of Philadelphia, we are one step closer to restoring I-95 to its full capacity.”

Now, the team from Buckley & Company will begin to build the outer bridge decks.

“This is an exciting and important step toward the permanent reconstruction of I-95,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “The coordinated response to the I-95 collapse showed the country the strength and skills of our businesses and workers as well as the power of local, state, and federal government to get the job done and ahead of schedule. We are grateful for the continued partnership of Governor Shapiro, Lieutenant Governor Davis, PennDOT, and all our local, state, and federal partners who have provided tremendous support to keep traffic flowing while we rebuild I-95.”

Photo credit: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation