I-95 Reconstruction

Location Philadelphia, PA

Client Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

Services Construction Management, Project Management

Project Value $1 billion

Hill is providing construction management support services for the $1 billion reconstruction and rehabilitation of Interstate 95 (I-95) and other roadways in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The section of I-95 that passes through Philadelphia and its northern and southern suburbs is one of the highway’s busiest. 

Hill’s services include the development and implementation of a customized management information and project control system to document, track, and monitor all facets of the complex construction program from design through construction. Hill also developed and monitors the master CPM project schedule and performs design and constructability reviews to make certain cost goals are achievable and met. Hill reviews and evaluates value engineering proposals to explore potential cost reductions and analyzes and regularly monitors contractors’ CPM schedules to verify milestones are met. As part of its information management services, Hill implemented a formal reporting system that keeps the project team and PennDOT informed of projects’ progress and any key issues that require action. Hill also provides PennDOT with both public and community support, as well as claims analysis and resolution support to help ensure that construction claims are handled expeditiously and projects remain on track.

Projects included in the massive reconstruction were divided into several contracts and encompass reconstruction of portions of I-95 from Academy Road in Philadelphia’s northern suburbs to Delancey Street in South Philadelphia; reconstruction of portions of Interstate 476 in Montgomery and Delaware Counties, Interstate 676 in Philadelphia, State Route 413 in Bucks County, and Columbus Boulevard and Rhawn Street in the city’s southern and northern sections, respectively. Many of the projects include the reconstruction of various bridge types, installation of numerous sound walls, construction of new concrete roadways and drainage systems, and other important bridge and roadway construction elements. 

The project team has employed several innovative cost- and time-saving measures, including bidding and incentive/disincentive clauses to ensure that contractors’ work is completed efficiently and at the best value, and that lane closures and traffic disruptions are minimized.