In 2022, Chestnut Street was repaved by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) contractors from 34th to 63rd streets. A portion of Walnut Street in West Philadelphia will be repaved in 2023.
Repaving projects create an opportunity for the City to reevaluate a street's layout and to change or upgrade it if something isn't working. The goals of both the Walnut and Chestnut Streets projects 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.
With Chestnut Street repaved, City staff is focusing on the Walnut Street layout and public outreach in 2022.
Public survey results
In 2021, more than 1,700 people took a paper or online survey about the layout on Chestnut and Walnut streets. See the survey results in the Chestnut Walnut public engagement summary.
The Department of Streets develops engineering plans for the 2022 repaving of Chestnut Street.
Construction begins on the repaving and complete street safety project on Chestnut Street.
Public and business outreach continues on the Walnut Street corridor.
The Department of Streets develops engineering plans for the 2023 repaving of Walnut Street.
Construction begins on the repaving and complete street safety project on Walnut Street.
There are no upcoming events.
- Managing Director’s Office
- Mayor’s Office
- Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS)
- Department of Streets