Critical Infrastructure Work to Disrupt Transit in University City

Jul 24, 2019 4 months ago

In early August, two major infrastructure improvement projects will impact travel within University City.

On Monday, August 5th, the Chestnut Street Bridge, spanning between 23rd Street and Schuylkill Avenue, will close to all traffic, including pedestrians, bicycles, and cars, so that PennDOT can make critical repairs to the bridge and seven adjacent or nearby structures. The work is expected to take a full year to complete. 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. Click here to read more about this project. 

 

On August 9th, SEPTA will begin their annual Trolley Tunnel Blitz, impacting multiple trolley lines serving University City and West Philadelphia. For ten days, crews will work around the clock to provide critical track and power maintenance and upgrades, station upgrades and painting, tile replacement, and maintenance work, and intensive tunnel, track area, and station cleaning. During the blitz, trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34, and 36 will not travel through the tunnel at the 40th Street Trolley Portal, instead diverting to 40th and Market Streets. Read more about the work and disruption here.

 

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