November 18, 2020 – Trucks will be prohibited from turning right from Chestnut Street onto Schuylkill Avenue and the ramp to eastbound Interstate 76 for approximately one year beginning Friday morning, November 20, for the remainder of construction on the viaduct over I-76 near 30th Street Station in Center City Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.
Trucks heading for eastbound I-76 from Chestnut Street will be detoured left on Schuylkill Avenue, then left on Market Street to left on 38th Street to University Avenue and the I-76 east ramp from 34th Street.
The truck-turn ban, which is expected to be put into effect shortly after Midnight on Friday, will allow crews to complete rehabilitation and redecking of the section of the Schuylkill Avenue viaduct over I-76 between Chestnut and Walnut streets.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signing, and relevant training.
Repairs to the Schuylkill Avenue viaducts are part of PennDOT’s $103.6 million project that also includes rehabilitation of the Chestnut Street bridge over the Schuylkill River, currently closed for rehabilitation, and other nearby structures.
For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit our District 6 Traffic Bulletin.