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Service Advisory | Route 42

South Street Bridge Reconstruction & Chestnut Bridge Weight Restrictions

Until Further Notice

The City of Philadelphia is scheduled to begin the reconstruction of the South Street Bridge on Monday, December 8, 2008. This work is expected to last approximately 2 years.

SEPTA Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 30, 31, 40, 42, 44, 124, 125, and LUCY, operating in and around the South Street, 30th Street Station, and the University City area, may experience in-service travel delays due to the increased traffic volume as other vehicles seek alternate routes around the construction.

In addition, due to weight restrictions on the Chestnut Street Bridge, the SEPTA stops at 30th & Chestnut, Schuylkill Ave (29th St) and 24th Street on Chestnut Street are discontinued until further notice.

Southbound Route 9 buses will turn at 30th Street on to Market Street then 23rd Street before resuming their normal Chestnut Street routing.

SEPTA will continue to monitor all bus routes in this area and will make service and route adjustments as necessary.

During this time, customers may wish to consider other SEPTA travel options including:
Regional Rail service to University City Station (Convention Blvd at South Street)
Trolley Lines (to 36th, 37th, 40th St Stations)
Market Frankford Line (30th, 34th St Stations)

The City Of Philadelphia Streets Department website can provide additional information for this reconstruction project.