Chestnut Street Bridges


Southbound Schuylkill Avenue Closed Market to Chestnut

Part of a $103.6M project to rehabilitate the Chestnut Street bridge over the Schuylkill River

 Nov. 2, 2017 – Schuylkill Avenue near 30th Street Station in Philadelphia is closed between Market Street and Chestnut Street for approximately 15 months for rehabilitation of the structure over eastbound Interstate 76, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The closure will allow crews to remove the median islands and paving on Schuylkill Avenue and rehabilitate the section of the Schuylkill Avenue viaduct over eastbound I-76.

During the 15-month closure, motorists traveling eastbound on Market Street will no longer be permitted to turn right onto southbound Schuylkill Avenue to access the ramp to eastbound I-76 at Walnut Street. Drivers wanting access to the ramp will be directed to use 23rd Street and Walnut Street.

In addition to the closure, Chestnut Street is reduced to two lanes between 31st and 30th streets. The pattern change is related to construction on a retaining wall and the rehabilitation of the viaduct that carries Chestnut Street over rail lines and other facilities between 30th Street and Schuylkill Avenue.

For pedestrians, the sidewalk on the south side of Market Street at Schuylkill Avenue and the sidewalk on the north side of Chestnut Street at Schuylkill Avenue will be closed.

The work is part of PennDOT’s $103.6 million project to rehabilitate the Chestnut Street bridge over the Schuylkill River and eight other nearby structures, including those carrying Schuylkill Avenue over I-76 between Walnut Street and Chestnut Street, and between Chestnut Street and Market Street.