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September 16, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA

Wolf Administration Marks Completion of Major Construction on Chestnut Street Bridges Rehabilitation Project in Philadelphia

PennDOT Acting Executive Deputy Secretary Melissa Batula was joined by Philadelphia's Deputy Managing Director for the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability Mike Carroll in Center City today to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.

"We work closely with the city to make investments that will help residents' and visitors' travel experience less stressful," said Batula. "We're working hard to connect our communities, help you get around more easily, and of course increase our safety."

Under this improvement project, PennDOT's contractor rehabilitated the Chestnut Street bridge under a $104.7 million project that also included the rehabilitation of two Schuylkill Avenue West viaducts over I-76 between Market and Walnut streets; the viaduct under Chestnut Street between 30th and 31st streets; the I-76 west ramp to Chestnut Street; the Walnut Street ramp to I-76 east; and the Chestnut Street stone arch bridges over 24th Street and over the CSX rail line west of 24th Street. The contract also included repairs to a 900-foot section of the "river wall" retaining wall between the river and I-76, and to a retaining wall between the Schuylkill River Trail and the river at Chestnut Street.

List of Speakers:
Lou Belmonte, PennDOT District 6 Executive
Melissa Batula, PennDOT Acting Executive Deputy Secretary
Michael Carroll, Deputy Managing Director for Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability Michael Carroll



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  State and local officials joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  State and local officials joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Melissa Batula, PennDOT Acting Executive Deputy Secretary, speaks during Fridays press conference.  Officials from PennDOT and the city of Philadelphia, joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Melissa Batula, PennDOT Acting Executive Deputy Secretary, speaks during Fridays press conference.  Officials from PennDOT and the city of Philadelphia, joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Melissa Batula, PennDOT Acting Executive Deputy Secretary, speaks during Fridays press conference.  Officials from PennDOT and the city of Philadelphia, joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Michael Carroll, Deputy Managing Director for Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability, speaks during Fridays press conference.  Officials from PennDOT and the city of Philadelphia, joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Michael Carroll, Deputy Managing Director for Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability, speaks during Fridays press conference.  Officials from PennDOT and the city of Philadelphia, joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Michael Carroll, Deputy Managing Director for Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability, speaks during Fridays press conference.  Officials from PennDOT and the city of Philadelphia, joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Lou Belmonte, PennDOT District 6 Executive, speaks during Fridays press conference.  Officials from PennDOT and the city of Philadelphia, joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Lou Belmonte, PennDOT District 6 Executive, speaks during Fridays press conference.  Officials from PennDOT and the city of Philadelphia, joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  State and local officials, cut the ribbon to officially open the newly rehabilitated Chestnut Street bridge.  PennDOTs contractor rehabilitated the Chestnut Street bridge under a $104.7 million project that also included the rehabilitation of two Schuylkill Avenue West viaducts over I-76 between Market and Walnut streets.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  State and local officials joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.   Lou Belmonte, PennDOT District 6 Executive, and PennDOT Acting Executive Deputy Secretary, Melissa Batula, speaking  with other attendees during Fridays event.  Officials from PennDOT and the city of Philadelphia, joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  PennDOT Acting Executive Deputy Secretary, Melissa Batula, speaking with other attendees during Fridays event.  Officials from PennDOT and the city of Philadelphia, joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  State and local officials joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  State and local officials joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  State and local officials joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  State and local officials joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  State and local officials joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22162_DOT_ChestnutStPhilly_AG_20.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  State and local officials joined in Center City to highlight the completion of major construction on the project to rehabilitate and improve Chestnut Street over the Schuylkill River and several nearby bridges.  September 16, 2022.