Chestnut Street Bridges


Chestnut Street Reduced to One Lane between 24th and 23rd Streets

King of Prussia, PA – Chestnut Street will be reduced from two-lanes-to-one between 24th and 23rd streets in Center City Philadelphia for approximately six months beginning Wednesday night, June 6, for the expansion of construction to rehabilitate the stone arch bridge over 24th Street, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Crews will work from 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 6, to 5:00 AM Thursday, June 7, to move construction barrier to establish a new, single-lane pattern from approaching 24th Street through the intersection with 23rd Street. Chestnut Street was reduced to two lanes with no parking between 24th and 23rd streets last December for the start of work on the bridge.

The south sidewalk on Chestnut Street will remain closed, and parking will continue to be eliminated on Chestnut Street between 24th and 23rd streets.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route or allow additional time for travel on Chestnut Street through the work area. The scheduled activity is subject to change depending on weather conditions. 

Crews are rehabilitating the south side of the Chestnut Street arch bridge over 24th Street as part of PennDOT’s $103.6 million project to repair the Chestnut Street bridge over the Schuylkill River and seven other nearby structures, including those carrying Schuylkill Avenue over I-76 between Walnut Street and Chestnut Street, and between Chestnut Street and Market Street. The entire project is scheduled to finish in fall 2020.

Buckley & Company Inc., of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.

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