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Chestnut Street Bridge Closure

PENNDOT has notified the University of Pennsylvania that the Chestnut Street Bridge will close for renovation on Monday, August 5, 2019.  The bridge will be closed to ALL TRAFFIC, including pedestrians, bicycles and cars, for approximately one year.  The closure of this important for egress out of University City will result in many changes to traffic patterns, signs and signals, and volume in the vicinity of campus. Please adjust your commute accordingly.

 

For more information on the PENNDOT Chestnut Street Bridge Project, go to http://chestnutstreetbridges.com/.

  • For Motorists... Chestnut Street will be CLOSED between Schuylkill Avenue and 23th Street. Traffic on Schuylkill Avenue between Market Street and Chestnut Street will be restricted to three lanes northbound, with southbound traffic routed to 30th Street. Traffic on Schuylkill Avenue from Chestnut Street to Walnut Street will be restricted to one lane southbound with northbound traffic routed to 30th Street.
  • For Pedestrians...Chestnut Street will be CLOSED between Schuylkill Avenue and 24th Street.  Pedestrians will be detoured on 30th Street to Walnut Street east to 23rd Street north to Chestnut Street.
  • For Bicyclists...Chestnut Street will be CLOSED between Schuylkill Avenue and 24th Street. Cyclists will be detoured on 30th Street to eastbound Market Street to southbound 23rd Street to Chestnut Street.
  • Schuylkill River Trail Users...The Trail will be CLOSED at Chestnut Street...Trail users will be detoured to the Trail access at Walnut Street or Market Street.

During this period, we encourage everyone to explore other transportation options, including Philadelphia's mass transit system SEPTA, which operates a coordinated system of bus, subway, elevated train, and trolley lines that covers all of Philadelphia and parts of the surrounding counties. For more information on SEPTA services, visit their website at www.septa.com .

Below are systems that link to and support SEPTA throughout the region. This provides a comprehensive means of traveling to Philadelphia and Penn's campus by public transportation. These systems include:

Thank you for your patience as PENNDOT completes this important work.

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2019