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Chestnut Walnut Repaving and Complete Streets Safety Project

A Complete Streets project


In 2022, more than six miles of Chestnut and Walnut streets are scheduled to be repaved by PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) contractors. This will include Chestnut Street from 34th to 63rd Street, and Walnut Street from 22nd Street to 63rd Street.

The goals of the project are to:

  • Calm traffic by decreasing speeding, weaving, and aggressive driving.
  • Create shorter and safer pedestrian crossings.
  • Improve parking and loading operations.
  • Increase safety for people riding bikes by separating them from motor vehicle traffic.
  • Reduce illegal parking behaviors, like double-parking and blocking the crosswalk.
As part of this project, City staff and community stakeholders will discuss safety issues and improvements along the corridors.

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Project timeline


February 2021

The project team collects and analyzes existing conditions and street use data.

March 2021

The project team talks to community groups and business owners about Chestnut and Walnut streets. We'll coordinate closely with business owners on parking and loading needs.

June 2021

Neighbors and business owners participate in public surveys and offer input on how the streets could be safer. Afterward, the project team follows up to review the results and discuss next steps.

August 2021

The project team shares concept design plans. The public can review and comment on the plans at meetings and on the project webpage.

October 2021

City Council passes any necessary legislation.

Department of Streets and PennDOT develop engineering plans for the 2022 repaving.

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  • Managing Director’s Office
  • Mayor’s Office
  • Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS)
  • Department of Streets
  • PennDOT