Chestnut Street Bridges


New Traffic Patterns on Chestnut Street, Schuylkill Avenue

July 12, 2019 - PennDOT is reconfiguring the traffic patterns on Chestnut Street and Schuylkill Avenue on Wednesday, July 17, in preparation of the closure of the Chestnut Street Bridge in early August.

Under the new pattern, the work zone in the middle of Chestnut Street at Schuylkill Avenue will be removed, northbound Schuylkill Avenue will shift to the new two lanes of pavement on the west side between Chestnut and Market streets and will remain closed to southbound traffic,  and Chestnut Street will be limited to one lane across the bridge through 23rd Street.

In addition, the stairway to the Schuylkill River Trail from the north side of the Chestnut Street Bridge will be closed for one year for construction on the bridge.