The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has selected Erdman Anthony to provide construction inspection services for the Interstate 95 Central Access Philadelphia (CAP) project. The multiyear urban revitalization project will connect Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood to the Delaware River waterfront, creating a green recreational space and multimodal access to the waterfront.
To date, the $329 million cap replacement is the largest I-95 project PennDOT has ever put to bid. City officials are anticipating that when completed, the 12-acre park and improved waterfront access will generate $1.5 billion worth of economic impact and kickstart additional public and private improvement projects in the area.
The project will entail removing the existing cap structure and replacing it with a larger cap that will span I-95 and Columbus Boulevard, extending down to the river in between Chestnut and Walnut streets. Additionally, the project will involve extending the South Street pedestrian bridge; reconfiguring access to Penn’s Landing from Market Street; building a new section of the Delaware River Trail; and making repairs to underwater concrete piles.
Erdman Anthony’s full-time on-site construction inspection personnel are assisting with administering the construction contract, providing documentation of the construction contractor’s operations, and monitoring the project’s general conformance with construction plans and specifications.