New Jersey Transit Rail Improvements to Cause Weekend Delays on Richmond Street, Philadelphia

Traffic Advisory

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Motorists in Philadelphia should prepare for a detour and potential delays along Richmond Street this weekend due to rail improvement works by New Jersey Transit. Starting Friday, May 3, through the early hours of Saturday, May 4, Richmond Street will see closures from 10:00 PM until 6:00 AM, affecting the stretch between Lewis Street and Berkshire Street.

During these hours, traffic will be redirected through a detour route encompassing Lewis Street, Delaware Avenue, Orthodox Street, and back onto Richmond Street. These adjustments aim to facilitate the smooth completion of necessary rail improvements while minimizing disruption to the local community.

Authorities have assured that local access will be maintained up to the perimeter of the work zone, ensuring residents within the affected area can reach their destinations albeit with possible minor inconveniences. Drivers navigating this area are encouraged to budget extra time for their journeys to account for the anticipated delays and the detour’s effect on traffic flow.

The execution of these rail improvements is contingent on favorable weather conditions, and as such, schedules may adjust accordingly. Travelers are advised to remain alert to traffic changes and plan their routes to avoid unnecessary delays.

Drivers can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center. Stay updated on the latest news and information from MyChesCo with our free newsletter. Follow MyChesCo on Twitter at and like us on Facebook at

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