Upcoming Closures on I-95 South | Monthly Community Shredding, UM Public Library

In Today’s Huntingdon Valley Insider:

📅 Tuesday, February 20, 2024
•Upcoming Closures on I-95 South
•Monthly Community Shredding at UM Public Library
•Old York Road Historical Society's Series
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Upcoming Closures on I-95 South: What Motorists Need to Know

PennDOT has announced that a segment of Interstate 95 South will undergo construction and experience closures from February 19 through March 11 as part of the comprehensive $329 million CAP project. This initiative aims to replace and expand the covered area over the interstate at Penn’s Landing in Center City Philadelphia, enhancing infrastructure and travel conditions.

During this period, motorists should be prepared for travel restrictions, which include periodic double lane closures on both northbound and southbound I-95 between Market Street and South Street from Monday, February 19, through Thursday, February 22, each night from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning.

Additionally, the Market Street ramp to I-95 South will be completely closed from 6:00 AM on Monday, February 19, until Monday, March 11. A detour will guide motorists to southbound Columbus Boulevard and then to the on-ramp to I-95 South at Morris Street. Trucks will be directed to continue further south on Columbus Boulevard to access I-95 South via Oregon Avenue and Front Street.

This closure period includes a significant traffic shift with the complete closure of I-95 South from I-676/Callowhill Street (Exit 22) to the Morris Street on-ramp in Philadelphia, scheduled from 5:00 PM Saturday, February 24, to 5:00 AM Monday, February 26. This closure is necessary for PennDOT’s contractor to install temporary barriers and prepare for the traffic shift ahead.

Motorists are strongly advised to avoid the affected area during the closure periods to prevent significant backups and delays, which are expected on I-95 and surrounding surface streets near the work zone. Planning alternative routes and allowing for extra travel time are recommended to navigate around the construction and closure efficiently.

Secure Your Privacy: Monthly Community Shredding at Upper Moreland Public Library

The Upper Moreland Public Library offers a convenient Community Shredding event on the second Tuesday of every month, allowing residents to securely destroy confidential documents. The event takes place from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM and is open to the public without the need to schedule an appointment.

This shredding service, provided by TITAN Mobile Shredding, is NAID AAA Certified for Document Destruction, ensuring the highest standards of security and confidentiality. The service is available for a fee of $15.00 per box for the first and second boxes, and $10.00 for each additional box, allowing for affordable and secure disposal of sensitive information.

The event is held rain or shine, although inclement winter weather may impact the schedule. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to protect their personal information by disposing of documents in a secure manner.

For more details on the monthly shredding events and to verify the schedule, especially during adverse weather conditions, please visit TITAN Mobile Shredding's website at https://www.titanshredding.com/monthly-shredding-events/. Should you have any questions or require further information, contact TITAN Mobile Shredding at 215-766-3480.

Explore Local History with Old York Road Historical Society's Spring Lecture Series

The Old York Road Historical Society is excited to announce the continuation of their historical lecture series this spring. These enlightening presentations will take place in The John Barnes Room at Abington Friends Meeting, located at 520 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown. The series will feature a mix of in-person and virtual Zoom lectures, catering to a wide audience interested in various historical topics.

Spring Lecture Schedule:

  • March 13, 2024: "The Philadelphia Motor Speedway – Warminster: An Unrealized Dream" by Jim Rubillo

  • April 10, 2024: "Landscapes of the Lord’s New Church" by Chris Mendel

  • May 8, 2024: "Philadelphia’s Strawbridge & Clothier: From Our Family to Yours" by Margaret Strawbridge Butterworth

All lectures are free to the public and will begin at 7:30pm. Attendees can look forward to refreshments at the end of each lecture, providing a great opportunity to discuss the presentation and socialize.

For those attending virtually, Zoom links and registration details will be made available on the Old York Road Historical Society's website and Facebook pages. Please note, Zoom presentations are live and will not be recorded for later playback due to copyright restrictions.

This engaging lecture series is made possible through a generous grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum. For more information about the lectures or the Old York Road Historical Society, please call 215–886–8590 or visit www.oyrhs.org. Additionally, you can stay updated by following the Old York Road Historical Society on Facebook (oldyorkroadhistoricalsociety) and Instagram (oldyorkroadhistory).

A day to embrace one special trait that makes us human: our love of our pets! There are many things that differentiate humans from the rest of the animal kingdom, but one of the more unusual behaviors is our longstanding tendency to keep other animals as pets. According to Wisevoter’s Pet Ownership Statistics, about 57% of American households owned at least one pet. It only makes sense to commemorate something that’s so important to so many people, so we celebrate our pets with National Love Your Pet Day!

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