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Philadelphia is continuing to be impacted by the highway collapse. A lot of commuters are having to plan I-95 detours.

Early Sunday morning (June 11th), a tanker truck caught fire under an I-95 overpass in Philadelphia. The truck crashed into the wall while trying to go around a curve. It was carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline, according to Pennsylvania State Police. On impact, the truck exploded and began an inferno that took hours to put out.

In the process of the fire, the northbound side of 95 collapsed on top of the burning truck due to the high heat. The southbound side also became compromised as a result of the blaze. The tragic crash took an even worse turn, now knowing that an entire stretch of a major interstate would be closed.

People use I-95 daily to get to work, and it is most Philadelphian’s access to the shore. Tons of commuters use the road daily, and without it, there are going to be a ton of traffic headaches. PennDOT has suggested a detour for Philadelphians to use, but we all know there are many different ways to get to the same place. We’ve compiled a list of I-95 detours to take in the days after the collapse.

  • Aramingo Ave

    Aramingo Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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    This is one of PennDOT’s suggestions for an I-95 northbound detour. It was also suggested by Meg on Facebook. Exit I-95 at Aramingo Avenue. At the end of the ramp, make a left onto Aramingo Avenue. Follow Aramingo Avenue to Tacony Street. Turn right. Take Tacony Street northbound around Tacony-Palmyra Bridge loop to New State Road. Continue northbound. Travel New State Road to Milnor Street and re-enter I-95 northbound.

  • Cottman Ave

    Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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    This is one of PennDOT’s suggestions for an I-95 southbound detour. Lauren on Facebook also mentioned this one. Exit I-95 southbound at Cottman Avenue. At the end of the ramp, right on Bleigh Street. Follow Bleigh to State Road, make a left onto State. Travel State Road South to Longshore Avenue. Re-enter I-95 southbound at State Road and Longshore Avenue.

  • Frankford Ave

    Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA

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    Kenneth on Facebook suggested the Frankford Ave detour. It’s a local street near I-95. So if you get off at one of the posted detours and notice the area being really backed up, you can turn down Frankford Ave to connect back with traffic later on. This detour cannot handle the level of traffic 95 experiences daily, though, so exercise caution.

  • Schuylkill Expressway

    Schuylkill Expy, King of Prussia, PA

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    The Schuylkill Expressway, or “76” is a straight road through the city that avoids 95. If you want your best shot at skirting by the traffic chaos, try 76.

  • New Jersey?

    Burlington-Bristol Bridge

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    You can do so by the Turnpike Connector Bridge or the Burlington-Bristol Bridge. Then once you are in New Jersey, there’s Route 130, I-295, and the New Jersey Turnpike. You can then take one of those down to the Ben Franklin Bridge, Walt Whitman Bridge or Commodore Barry Bridge back into Philadelphia.

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