The Chestnut Street Bridge will close for renovation starting Monday, August 5, 2019 and will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians, bicycles, and cars, for approximately one year. The closure will result in many changes to traffic patterns, signs, and signals, along with volume and detours near campus. Commuters should anticipate traffic congestion and travel delays. Learn more about the PennDOT Chestnut Street Bridge Project.
During this period, commuters should explore all available transportation options, including SEPTA, Philadelphia's mass transit system. Penn's Parking & Transportation Website also has information on detoured Penn Transit routes as well as sustainable commuter benefits. Additional transportation systems that link to and support SEPTA throughout the region that may also be affected include:
We recommend signing up for the Division of Public Safety's Traffic Alerts to stay up-to-date on street and transportation system closures in the area.