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Construction On Walnut Street Bridge

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February 21, 2012, Volume 58, No. 23

Construction work has begun on the Walnut Street Bridge Gateway Project. Work entails improvements to Walnut Street from 23rd to 30th Streets, including widening of the existing sidewalks, providing pedestrian scale lighting and signing enhancements, and other traffic improvements.

Work will be done in multiple phases in order to maintain vehicular and pedestrian traffic during construction. Bicycle detour will be posted to direct bicyclists around the work area by using 23rd Street to Lombard Street to the South Street Bridge to 33rd Street. The Schuylkill River trail will remain open during construction.

Work is expected to last approximately seven months. This project is funded using a TIGER grant from the US Department of Transportation, along with additional federal funding from the Federal Highway Administration.

Almanac - February 21, 2012, Volume 58, No. 23