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State officials say northbound lanes of I-95 closed over the weekend to allow work on construction of a park near Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia have reopened, but they warn that closure of southbound lanes will be needed in coming weeks.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said northbound lanes between Columbus Boulevard and I-676 that closed Saturday evening reopened earlier than scheduled before dawn Monday.
The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery is seen in front of the Philadelphia skyline. (REUTERS/David M. Parrott )
A second weekend closure of northbound lanes was scheduled, but officials say it will not be required. PennDOT says a weekend closure of southbound lanes of I-95 will be scheduled in coming months. The closures are being coordinated with neighboring New Jersey and Delaware as well as the city, the sports complex and transportation agencies.
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The new 11.5-acre park next to the Delaware River will include gardens, play areas, a pavilion and “a contemplative setting for the Irish and Scottish memorials.”