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I-76 West Ramp to 30th Street Reopens for SEPTA Rail Work

King of Prussia, PA – PennDOT reopened the westbound Interstate 76 ramp to 30th Street in Philadelphia Friday morning, August 3, for approximately two weeks to accommodate SEPTA shuttle buses that will be in service for construction on the rail line between 30th Street Station and the Arsenal Interlocking, near University City Station.

PennDOT temporarily closed the ramp on Saturday, July 21, to complete repair and resurfacing. The ramp work is part of a $103.6 million project to rehabilitate the Chestnut Street bridge over the Schuylkill River and seven other nearby structures.

The ramp may close during the week from Midnight to 6:00 AM for construction but will remain open between 6:00 AM and Midnight to accommodate SEPTA's shuttle buses.  The ramp is scheduled to close around-the-clock again at approximately 8:00 AM Monday, August 20, to allow crews to complete the planned improvements. It will then reopen permanently for peak hour traffic on Friday, September 14.

SEPTA is running shuttle buses that will use the westbound I-76 ramp to 30th Street Station from Saturday, August 4 through Sunday, August 19, during its Southwest Connection Improvement Program to rebuild the mainline infrastructure on its Media/Elwyn Line.

For more information on the Chestnut Street improvements project, visit www.chestnutstreetbridges.com.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.   

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

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