Chester City is only a month away from becoming more accessible to drivers traveling through the tri-state area. According to PennDOT spokesperson Charles Metzger, more than two years of construction will conclude in August when newly-completed on-and-off ramps will provide a direct connection to Chester’s waterfront (PA 291) from the Commodore Barry Bridge (US 322) and Interstate-95 (I-95).
“We’re right on mark,” Metzger said of the completion of the I-95/US 322 Interchange Improvement Project. “We’re just (working) with the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) right now for some bridge repairs and overhead signage,” he said. The DRPA operates the four bridges across the Delaware River.
The ramps will provide access from US 322 and I-95 to PA 291 (called Second St. in Chester and Industrial Hwy. outside the city).