Aerial CAP Rendering

I-95 Central Access Philadelphia Project

Location Philadelphia, PA

Client Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Services Construction Management

Project Value $329 Million

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 6-0 is undertaking the $329 million Central Access Philadelphia (CAP) project to replace and expand the existing cap/bridge structure over Interstate 95 (I-95) and Christopher Columbus Boulevard at Penn’s Landing along the Delaware River waterfront in Center City Philadelphia.

Once complete, the CAP will support pedestrian, cyclist, and vehicular use from the east of I-95 over Columbus Boulevard to the attractions of Penn’s Landing. Work will involve reconstructing the viaduct connection between Chestnut and Market Streets at Penn’s Landing, building a section of the Delaware River Trail along Columbus Boulevard, and repairs to underwater concrete piles in the Penn’s Landing area. The project also includes a new 11.5-acre park at Penn’s Landing, featuring gardens, play areas, and a mass-timber pavilion, and a new signature bridge at South Street. Ultimately, the cap structure will cover 12 acres of the interstate trench and enhance connectivity between Philadelphia’s vibrant Delaware River waterfront with South Street and the Bella Vista, Society Hill, and Old City neighborhoods. This ambitious urban infrastructure project is scheduled for completion in 2026.

Hill is providing construction management services for the project. This includes implementing a project controls system; design, construction, and other document reviews and management; addressing any challenges related to public concerns and contractor claims; schedule analyses; conducting value engineering; general construction management; and other as-needed support. The Hill team will leverage decades of experience working with PennDOT District 6-0 on projects in the Philadelphia area and construction management best practices to add value and help meet the project’s schedule, budget, and quality goals.