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I-95 closure impact to Pennsylvania truck drivers

I-95 closure impact to Pennsylvania truck drivers

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The I-95 closure in northeast Philadelphia will have a huge impact on our members and the transportation industry as a whole. 

I-95 is a major freight corridor along the eastern seaboard. This section of the highway is a critical point through which goods are transported along the East Coast. 

We have been working closely with PennDOT and other state and national agencies to bring our drivers the most up to date information on detours and updated routes for through-drivers. 

We've shared the official detour information from PennDOT with our members, but we're hoping they will provide more guidance for drivers to avoid this altogether. 

The U.S. 1 detour recommended by PennDOT has 60 stoplights. This will greatly impact traffic in the area. According to the Department of Transportation, 160,000 people use I-95 every day. According to American Trucking Associations, about 14,000 trucks travel that stretch of I-95 each day. 

We are working to keep our members informed and will continue to support efforts to get I-95 repaired and open as soon as possible.


Megan Magensky

Director of Communications 

Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association

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