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Temporary Overnight Closure Of Pennsylvania Avenue At 29th Street

PHILADELPHIA – Pennsylvania Avenue, at 29th Street, will close temporarily today, August 24th, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. The complete closure of Pennsylvania Avenue at 29th Street goes into effect at 7:00 p.m. this evening and remains until 4:00 a.m. Friday, August 25th.  Scheduled maintenance conducted weather-permitting. 

Parking restrictions will be enforced throughout the duration of the project and pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be impacted by this closure. All modes of transportation traveling eastbound along Pennsylvania Avenue will be redirected to North 29th Street, over to Poplar, then East to 28th Street to continue South on 28th Street,  with access to Pennsylvania Avenue. Westbound travelers will be rerouted at 27th Street, to travel North to Poplar and turn West on Poplar.  Southbound traffic on 29th Street will be blocked at Poplar Street.  Suggested rerouting includes turning East on Poplar Street, then South on 28th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. 

SEPTA service will not be impacted, as buses will be permitted through the closure to minimize the disruption to mass transit. Detour signage will not be posted for this short-term closure.

The temporary closure will allow City employees to do maintenance on the 29th Street Footbridge, which crosses Pennsylvania Avenue.  This work has been scheduled for evening hours in order to expedite repairs and to minimize the disruption to motorists. 

All work will be completed and traffic will be restored prior to morning “Rush Hour”.  For the duration of the work, Streets Department crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to affected drivers, residents, and businesses.  The Streets Department thanks residents and visitors in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.