Chestnut Street Bridges

Construction Schedule

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Preliminary Stage (August-November 2017)

Work Area 1: Schuylkill Avenue - Market to Chestnut streets COMPLETED

Construction Activities...Remove median islands on Schuylkill Avenue

Motorists...Up to three lanes northbound; One lane southbound

Pedestrians...Crosswalk on south side at Market Street CLOSED; Crosswalk on north side of Chestnut Street CLOSED

Bicyclists...No impacts


Work Area 2: Schuylkill Avenue - Chestnut to Walnut streets COMPLETED

 

Construction Activities...Remove median islands...Repair deck on north side of Walnut Street intersection

Motorists...Two lanes southbound Schuylkill Avenue... Northbound Schuylkill Avenue CLOSED... Periodic nighttime LANE CLOSURES on I-76

Pedestrians...Crosswalk on south side at Chestnut Street CLOSED... Crosswalk on north side at Walnut Street CLOSED... Sidewalk  on east side of Schuylkill Avenue CLOSED

Bicyclists...Bike lane restrictions at Chestnut Street and Schuylkill Avenue


Work Area 3: Chestnut Street - Intersection of 23rd and Chestnut streets

Construction Activities...Install ADA curb ramps at intersection of 23rd and Chestnut streets

Motorists...No impacts

Pedestrians...Crosswalks CLOSED during ramp installations

Bicyclists...Share the road east of Schuylkill Ave


Work Area 4: Chestnut Street - 22nd to 23rd streets

Construction Activities...Install light poles

Motorists...School bus loading area may be impacted during light pole installation

Pedestrians...Sidewalk maintained during light pole installation

Bicyclists...No impacts


Work Area 5: Chestnut Street - SW corner of 30th and Chestnut streets

COMPLETED

Construction Activities...Curb removal

Motorists...No impacts         

Pedestrians...West crosswalk CLOSED

Bicyclists...Minor bike lane restriction at intersection

Stage 1A - 8 Months (November 2017-June 2018):: CURRENT

Work Area 1: Schuylkill Avenue* - Market to Chestnut streets

Construction Activities...Remove and replace deck, repair steel superstructure on west side...Widen and replace sidewalk

Motorists...Two lanes northbound on Schuylkill Avenue... Southbound CLOSED... Nighttime and weekend LANE CLOSURES on I-76

Pedestrians...Pedestrian island and west sidewalk CLOSED

Bicyclists...No impact to Bicycle Lanes except at Schuylkill Avenue/Chestnut Street intersection

*Schuylkill Avenue is built on a structure (viaduct) that covers I-76.


Work Area 2: Schuylkill Avenue* - Chestnut to Walnut streets

Construction Activities...Remove and replace deck, repair steel superstructure on east side...Widen and replace sidewalk

Motorists...Northbound Schuylkill Avenue CLOSED...One lane southbound...Nighttime and weekend LANE CLOSURES on I-76

Pedestrians...East sidewalk CLOSED

Bicyclists...No impacts

*Schuylkill Avenue is built on a structure (viaduct) that covers I-76.


Work Area 3: Ramp A - I-76 west to Chestnut Street

Construction Activities...Replace ramp pavement joints and drainage...Overlay ramp deck

Motorists...Ramp restricted to one lane...Nighttime and weekend RAMP CLOSURES

No Pedestrians or Bicyclists permitted on ramp

 


Work Area 4: Chestnut Street* - 30th to 31st streets

Construction Activities...Remove and replace north sidewalk...Remove north half of Span 1 and replace with lightweight fill...Rehabilitate the retaining wall along the north sidewalk...Install storm sewer

Motorists...Two lanes eastbound on Chestnut Street

Pedestrians...Sidewalk on north side of Chestnut Street CLOSED...West crosswalk at 30th & Chestnut streets CLOSED

Bicyclists...Use travel lane

*Chestnut Street is built on a structure between 30th and 31st streets.


Work Area 5: Chestnut Street at Schuylkill Avenue

Construction Activities...Remove and replace bridge deck in intersection...Repair steel superstructure

Motorists...Two lanes eastbound on Chestnut Street straddling the work area... Nighttime and weekend LANE CLOSURES on I-76

Pedestrians...No impacts          Bicyclists...Use travel lane

 


Work Area 6: Chestnut Street - 23rd to 24th streets

Construction Activities...Construct south sidewalk between CSX railroad and 24th Street...Install ornamental railings on Chestnut Street...Rehabilitate south wall of bridge over 24th Street...Replace south sidewalk between 23rd and 24th street...Install storm sewer

Motorists...Two lanes eastbound on Chestnut Street (right lane must turn right)...24th Street CLOSED under Chestnut Street bridge

Pedestrians...South sidewalk on Chestnut Street maintained behind barrier... 24th Street sidewalk CLOSED at bridge

Bicyclists...Use Chestnut Street travel lane... 24th Street CLOSED at Chestnut Street bridge


Work Area 7: 24th Street at Chestnut Street bridge

Construction Activities...Rehabilitate south spandrel* wall of Chestnut Street bridge over 24th Street...Replace roadway deck and sidewalks and install ornamental railing

Motorists...24th Street CLOSED under Chestnut Street

Pedestrians...Sidewalks under Chestnut Street CLOSED

Bicyclists...24th Street CLOSED under bridge...Chestnut Street bike lane ends at 24th Street

*A spandrel wall is the space between two arches or between an arch and a rectangular enclosure.


Work Area 8: Intersection of 30th and Chestnut* streets

Construction Activities...Repair superstructure and substructure steel on Chestnut Street over 30th Street

Motorists...One lane in each direction

Pedestrians...One sidewalk at a time CLOSED          Bicyclists...No impacts

*Chestnut Street is built on a structure between 30th and 31st streets.

Stage 1B: 6 Months (July-December 2018)

Work Area 1: Schuylkill Avenue* - Market to Chestnut streets

Construction Activities...Remove and replace deck, repair steel superstructure on west side of Schuylkill Avenue...Widen and replace sidewalk

Motorists...Two lanes northbound on Schuylkill Avenue...Southbound CLOSED...Nighttime and Weekend LANE CLOSURES on I-76

Pedestrians...Pedestrian island and west sidewalk on Schuylkill Avenue CLOSED...North crosswalk at intersection of Schuylkill Avenue and Chestnut Street CLOSED

Bicyclists...No impacts

*Schuylkill Avenue is built on a structure (viaduct) between Market and Walnut streets.


Work Area 2: Schuylkill Avenue* - Chestnut to Walnut streets

Construction Activities...Remove and replace deck, repair steel superstructure on west side of Schuylkill Avenue...Widen and replace sidewalk

Motorists...One lane southbound...Nighttime and Weekend LANE CLOSURES on I-76

Pedestrians...West sidewalk CLOSED...Pedestrian walkway is on the east side of Schuylkill Avenue

Bicyclists...No impacts

*Schuylkill Avenue is built on a structure (viaduct) between Market and Walnut streets.


Work Area 3: Chestnut Street - 30th to 31st streets

Construction Activities...Replace north sidewalk...Remove and fill north half of Span 1...Rehabilitate north sidewalk retaining wall...Install storm sewer...Repair and repave Span 2 deck.

Motorists...Two lanes eastbound

Pedestrians...Sidewalk on north side CLOSED          Bicyclists...Use travel lane


Work Area 4: Ramp B - Schuylkill Avenue to I-76 East

Construction Activities...Remove, repair steel, and replace west half of ramp deck

Motorists...One lane on ramp

No Pedestrians or Bicyclists permitted on ramp


Work Area 5: Chestnut Street - 23rd to 24th streets

Construction Activities...Remove middle third of roadway and bridge deck and refill arch...Continue installation of storm sewer

Motorists...Two lanes straddling work area...24th Street CLOSED at bridge

Pedestrians...No impacts on Chestnut Street...24th Street CLOSED at bridge

Bicyclists...Use travel lane on Chestnut Street...24th Street CLOSED at bridge

Stage 1C: 6 Months (January-June 2019)

Work Area 1: Schuylkill Avenue - Market Street to Chestnut Street

Construction Activities...Remove and replace deck, repair steel superstructure on west side...Widen and replace sidewalk

Motorists...Two lanes northbound...Southbound CLOSED...Nighttime and weekend LANE CLOSURES on I-76

Pedestrians...Pedestrian island and west sidewalk CLOSED

Bicyclists...No impacts


Work Area 2: Schuylkill Avenue - Chestnut Street to Walnut Street

Construction Activities...Remove and replace deck, repair steel superstructure on west side...Widen and replace sidewalk

Motorists...One lane southbound...Nighttime and Weekend LANE CLOSURES on I-76

Pedestrians...West sidewalk CLOSED...Sidewalk on the east side of Schuylkill Avenue OPEN...Schuylkill Avenue/Chestnut Street intersection south sidewalk CLOSED

Bicyclists...No impacts


Work Area 3: North side of Chestnut Street, 31st Street to 30th Street

Construction Activities...Replace south sidewalk...Remove and re-fill south half of Span 1...Repair steel superstructure...Install storm sewer....Repave south half

Motorists...Two lanes eastbound

Pedestrians...Sidewalk on south side CLOSED...30th Street/Chestnut Street intersection west sidewalk CLOSED...31st Street/Chestnut Street intersection east sidewalk CLOSED

Bicyclists...May use sidewalk


Work Area 4: Ramp B - Schuylkill Avenue to I-76 East

Construction Activities...Remove pavement overlay...Repair steel superstructure and substructure...Replace west half concrete overlay

Motorists...One lane on ramp

No Pedestrians or Bicyclists permitted on ramp

 


Work Area 5: Chestnut Street, 23rd to 24th streets, north side

Construction Activities...Rehabilitate bridge's north spandrel wall*, remove and replace arch fill...Construct north sidewalk between CSX railroad and 24th Street...Replace roadway deck and sidewalks and install ornamental railings...Replace north sidewalk between 24th and 23rd streets...Install storm sewer.

Motorists...Two lanes eastbound (right lane must turn right)...24th Street CLOSED at overpass

Pedestrians...Sidewalk on north side behind barrier...24th Street CLOSED at overpass

Bicyclists...Use travel lane...24th Street CLOSED at overpass

*A spandrel wall is the space between two arches or between an arch and a rectangular enclosure.


Work Area 7: Schuylkill River Trail under Chestnut Street

Construction Activities...Rehabilitate retaining wall supporting Schuylkill River Trail below Chestnut Street Bridge

Pedestrians...Trail CLOSED under Chestnut Street bridge 

Bicyclists...Trail CLOSED under Chestnut Street bridge

 

 


Work Area 8: Chestnut Street, 32nd to 34th streets

Construction Activities...Install final pavement markings

Motorists...Short term lane closures

Pedestrians...No impacts

Bicyclists...Short term lane closures

 


 

Stage 2A, 2B: 12 Months (June 2019-June 2020)

Work Area 1: Schuylkill Avenue - Market to Chestnut streets

Construction Activities...Remove and replace deck, repair steel superstructure on east side...Widen and replace the sidewalk

Motorists...Variable two-to-three lanes northbound...Southbound CLOSED
Nighttime and weekend LANE CLOSURES on I-76

Pedestrians...Pedestrian island and east sidewalk CLOSED

Bicyclists...No impacts

 


Work Area 2: Schuylkill Avenue, Chestnut Street to Walnut Street

Construction Activities...Remove and replace deck, repair steel superstructure on east side...Widen and replace the sidewalk

Motorists...Variable 0ne-or-two lanes southbound...Nighttime and weekend LANE CLOSURES on I-76

Pedestrians...East sidewalk CLOSED...West sidewalk OPEN

Bicyclists...Maintain bicycle detour north on 30th Street to eastbound Market Street to southbound 23rd Street to Chestnut Street


Work Area 3: Chestnut Street, Schuylkill Avenue to 24th Street

Construction Activities...Remove and replace deck, and repair the steel superstructure of the Chestnut Street Bridge over the Scuylkill River and Schuylkill Trail...Widen and replace bridge sidewalks...Rehabilitate and strengthen the Chestnut Street arch structure over CSX railroad...Install trellis

Motorists...Chestnut Street between Schuylkill Avenue and 24th Street CLOSED
River Impacts...Schuylkill River partial closure one-half channel at a time

Pedestrians...Chestnut Street between Schuylkill Avenue an 24th Street CLOSED...Pedestrians detour on 30th Street to Walnut Street east to 23rd Street north to Chestnut Street...Schuylkill River Trail CLOSED at Chestnut Street...Trail access at Walnut Street... ADA Access Ramp to trail detoured to Market Street

Bicyclists...Chestnut Street between Schuylkill Avenue an 24th Street CLOSED...Bicycle detour 30th Street to eastbound Market Street to southbound 23rd Street to Chestnut Street


Work Area 4: Ramp B - Schuylkill Avenue to I-76 East

Construction Activities...Remove and replace deck, repair steel superstructure and substructure on east half of ramp

Motorists...One lane on ramp

No Pedestrians or Bicyclists On Ramp

 


Work Area 5: Chestnut Street, 24th Street to 23rd Street

Construction Activities...Construct and remove temporary access driveway to 2400 Chestnut Street...Complete replacement of south sidewalk from 24th Street to 23rd Street

Motorists...Access to-and-from 2400 Chestnut Street Garage only

Pedestrians...Pedestrian access to and from  Chestnut Street at 23rd Street only

Bicyclists...Access to and from 2400 block of Chestnut Street from 23rd Street...Chestnut Street between Schuylkill Avenue an 24th Street CLOSED

Bicycle detour: 30th Street to eastbound Market Street to southbound 23rd Street to Chestnut Street. Maintain bicycle detour north on 30th Street to eastbound Market Street to southbound 23rd Street to Chestnut Street.


Work Area 6: Market Street, 38th Street to 23rd Street

Construction Activities...Pavement marking adjustments for Chestnut Street Diversion Route

Motorists...Increased traffic volume on Market Street

Pedestrians...No impacts

Bicyclists...Maintain bicycle detour north on 30th Street to eastbound Market Street to southbound 23rd Street to Chestnut Street.

Stage 3: 6 Months (July-December 2020)

Work Area 1: Chestnut Street, 32nd to 22nd streets

Construction Activities...Mill and Repave sections of Chestnut Street...Place final pavement markings

Motorists...Short term work zone restrictions

Pedestrians...None

Bicyclists...Short term work zone restrictions


Work Area 2: Intersection of Schuylkill Avenue & Market Street

Construction Activities...Construct median island...Mill, repave, and place final pavement markings

Motorists...No impacts

Pedestrians...South crosswalk at Market Street CLOSED

Bicyclists...No impacts

 


Work Area 3: Intersection of Schuylkill Avenue and Walnut Street

Construction Activities...Construct portion of median and east sidewalk

Motorists...Northbound Walnut Street CLOSED

Pedestrians...East sidewalk on Schuylkill Avenue CLOSED between Walnut and Chestnut streets

Bicyclists...No impacts

 


Work Area 4: 24th Street at Chestnut Street

Construction Activities...Rehabilitate the underside of the arch barrel spans...Mill and overlay 24th Street under Chestnut Street...Replace sidewalk and curb around bridge

Motorists...24th Street CLOSED to through traffic

Pedestrians...24th Street CLOSED at Chestnut Street bridge

Bicyclists...24th Street CLOSED at Chestnut Street bridge


Work Area 5: Market Street, 33rd Street to 23rd St

Construction Activities...Restore final pavement markings

Motorists...Short term lane restrictions for pavement marking restoration

Pedestrians...No impacts          Bicyclist Impacts...No impacts


Work Area 6: Schuylkill Avenue, Chestnut to Walnut streets

Construction Activities...Construct remaining portion of east sidewalk

Motorists...One lane southbound on Schuylkill Avenue...Northbound CLOSED

Pedestrians...East sidewalk CLOSED...South crosswalk CLOSED at Chestnut Street...North Crosswalk CLOSED at Walnut Street

Bicyclists...Northbound Schuylkill Avenue CLOSED

 


Work Area 7: Schuylkill Avenue, Market to Chestnut streets

Construction Activities...Construct remaining portion of medians

Motorists...Two lanes northbound on Schuylkill Avenue...Southbound CLOSED

Pedestrians...South crosswalk CLOSED at Market Street

Bicyclists...Southbound Schuylkill Avenue CLOSED

 


Work Area 8: 22nd Street at Chestnut Street

Construction Activities...Install ADA curb ramps

Motorists...No impacts

Pedestrians...West crosswalk CLOSED

Bicyclists...No impacts

Current Impacts

Motorists & Cyclists...CLOSED
NB Schuylkill Ave, Walnut to Chestnut
SB Schuylkill Ave, Market to Chestnut

Pedestrians...CLOSED
Schuylkill Ave: East sidewalk Walnut to Chestnut
Schuylkill Ave/Market St: South sidewalk, crosswalk
Schuylkill Ave/Chestnut St: North sidewalk, crosswalk; South crosswalks
Schuylkill Ave/Walnut St: North crosswalk
23rd/Chestnut: Crosswalks (during ramp installations)