30th Street Ramp From Schuylkill Expressway Westbound to Close Again

PennDOT is, once again, detouring traffic from the 30th Street ramp off Interstate 76 so construction can resume

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What to Know

  • PennDOT is closing the I-76 westbound ramp to 30th Street for the next 4 weeks.
  • Drivers will be forced to take the South Street exit from westbound I-76 during the 4-week closure.
  • The ramp will be closed until Sept. 14. Detours onto South Street, 22nd Street and Market Street will be posted.

A major connection from Interstate 76 to Center City Philadelphia and University City is closing again.

The westbound ramp connecting the Schuylkill Expressway to 30th Street will close Sunday night (Aug. 19) at 11 and remain closed until 5 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14.

Drivers will be forced to take the South Street exit from westbound I-76 during the four-week closure. The South Street exit comes before the 30th Street Station and is a left lane exit rather than on the right side. The detour will take drivers onto South Street, left onto 22nd Street and left onto Market Street to get back onto I-76 west.


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The ramp first closed back on July 21. It reopened earlier this month to accommodate SEPTA shuttle busing.

During the initial closure, which was set to last four weeks itself, work was being done on South Street so traffic was forced from South onto Bainbridge, Pine and other surrounding streets.

The ramp closure is part of the $103.6 million rehabilitation (80 percent federally-funded, 20 percent state-funded) effort to fix the Chestnut Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River and other nearby structures. Philadelphia-based Buckley & Company Inc. is the general contractor on the entire reconstruction project, which is set to wrap up in 2020. 

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