Penn Public Safety has been notified of the following construction project by PennDOT.
Northbound Schuylkill Avenue near 30th Street Station to close between Walnut and Chestnut Streets for bridge rehabilitations.
The northbound Schuylkill Avenue near 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia was recently closed between Walnut Street and Chestnut Street for approximately two years for rehabilitation of two structures over Interstate 76, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.
The closure of northbound Schuylkill Avenue will prohibit right turns by motorists and cyclists heading into West Philadelphia using the Walnut Street bridge over the Schuylkill River.
Walnut Street motorists heading for 30th Street Station, the ramp to westbound I-76, and the ramp to eastbound I-676 will be detoured west to 30th Street, then right on 30th Street to Market Street, and right on Market Street to Schuylkill Avenue.
For pedestrians, the sidewalk on the east side of Schuylkill Avenue also will close, as will crosswalks on the south side of Chestnut Street at Schuylkill Avenue and on the north side of Walnut Street at Schuylkill Avenue. The sidewalk on the west side of Schuylkill Avenue will remain open.
During weekday work on Schuylkill Avenue, the contractor must maintain a minimum of two lanes of traffic northbound between Chestnut Street and Market Street, and at least one lane of traffic southbound between Market Street and Walnut Street.
Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel through the work zone because backups and delays may occur. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.
For more information on the project, visit www.chestnutstreetbridges.com
For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov