Chestnut Street Bridge Reduced to One Lane: Avoid Delays, Use Alternate Routes

Travel Restrictions

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Chestnut Street is reduced to one lane weekdays between Schuylkill Avenue and 24th Street in Center City Philadelphia through Friday, August 5, from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, for railing installation on the Chestnut Street Bridge, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

Drivers are being advised to use alternate routes or allow extra time when traveling through the work area because significant backups and delays will occur. All operations are weather dependent.

The work is part of PennDOT’s substantially completed $105.1 million project to rehabilitate the Chestnut Street bridge over the Schuylkill River — which reopened in March — and eight other nearby structures, including the viaducts carrying Schuylkill Avenue over I-76 between Walnut Street and Market Street.

Buckley & Company Inc., of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 80% federal and 20% state funds. The entire project is scheduled to finish this summer.

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