Chestnut Street Bridges

Project Detours

  • The Chestnut Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River, between Schuylkill Avenue and 23rd Street, will be closed in mid-July for approximately one year for major rehabilitation. The bridge will be closed to motorists, pedestrians and cyclists for the duration of the closure.
    • For Motorists... Chestnut Street will be CLOSED between Schuylkill Avenue and 23th Street. Traffic on Schuylkill Avenue between Market Street and Chestnut Street will be restricted to three lanes northbound, with southbound traffic routed to 30th Street. Traffic on Schuylkill Avenue from Chestnut Street to Walnut Street will be restricted to one lane southbound with northbound traffic routed to 30th Street.
    • For Boaters ...Schuylkill River will be partially closed under the bridge one-half channel at a time.
    • For Pedestrians...Chestnut Street will be CLOSED between Schuylkill Avenue and 24th Street.  Pedestrians will be detoured on 30th Street to Walnut Street east to 23rd Street north to Chestnut Street.
    • Schuylkill River Trail Users...The Trail will be CLOSED at Chestnut Street...Trail users will be detoured to the Trail access at Walnut Street or Market Street.
    • For Bicyclists...Chestnut Street will be CLOSED between Schuylkill Avenue and 24th Street. Cyclists will be detoured on 30th Street to eastbound Market Street to southbound 23rd Street to Chestnut Street.Chestnut Street Bridge vehicle detour map

       

      Chestnut Street Bridge pedestrian detour map

      Detour drawings courtesy of the University City District.

  • The Walnut Street ramp to eastbound I-76 at the 30th Street Interchange will be closed and detoured for 25 days beginning at 7:00 PM Monday, May 20, for structural repairs and resurfacing operations. Motorists using the ramp will be directed west on Walnut Street, left on 38th Street to University Avenue, and then south on 34th Street to access the ramp to eastbound I-76. Weather permitting, the ramp is scheduled to reopen on Friday, June 14.Walnut Street Ramp Detour
  • Northbound Schuylkill Avenue is closed until 2019 between Walnut and Chestnut Streets. Walnut Street motorists heading for 30th Street Station, the ramp to westbound I-76, and the ramp to eastbound Interstate 676 are detoured west to 30th Street, then right on 30th Street to Chestnut Street, and right on Chestnut Street to Schuylkill Avenue, then left on Schuylkill Avenue to Market Street and the ramps. Pedestrians may continue to use the sidewalk on the west side of Schuylkill Avenue.
  • Southbound Schuylkill Avenue is closed until 2019 between Market and Chestnut Streets for rehabilitation of the viaduct over Interstate 76. Market Street motorists heading for the ramp to eastbound I-76 at Walnut Street are detoured east on Chestnut Street to right on 23rd Street, and right on Walnut Street to the ramp.
  • 24th Street is closed under Chestnut Street until 2019. Local detours around the closure are in place.

 

Updated May 2019