Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland                                             



Date: Monday, September 24, 2018                                                                 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  


contact: Aigner Cleveland

Press Secretary




7th Street Bridge to Close for Construction


(CHESTER, PA) –  The 7th Street Bridge will be closed starting Monday, October 1, 2018.  The bridge will be closed indefinitely until the bridge replacement project is complete.  An anticipated project completion date is set for May 2020.


The closing is necessary to replace the bridge, which has only received minor repairs within the last decade.


West 7th Street between Penn Street and Sproul Street will be closed to all traffic during the entire duration of the project.


Advanced notice signs will be installed to notify the traveling public


Residents and any person(s) traveling in the area are encouraged to use West 9th Street or West 6th Street as alternative routes.