July 5, 2024 Blog

Southbound Columbus Boulevard will be reduced to One Lane as Construction continues on the new Park at Penn’s Landing

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently announced that Columbus Boulevard will be reduced to a single lane at Penn’s Landing for approximately one (1) year. This work is tentatively scheduled for utility construction on Monday, July 15, 2024, as part of the new Park at Penn’s Landing project.

Southbound Columbus Boulevard will be reduced from three lanes to one from Market Street to Dock Street until approximately mid-2025 when a second southbound lane will be opened. At the same time, a pier will be constructed between the boulevard and I-95. That pier will support extending the new covered area over I-95 and Columbus Boulevard.

Northbound Columbus Boulevard is currently reduced to two lanes for construction activities at that location.

Motorists are advised that the new restriction will create backups and delays on southbound Columbus Boulevard that may also impact southbound Delaware Avenue approaching Penn’s Landing.

Know Before You Go:

  • Visit 95revive.com for demolition, construction, mitigation, detours, and transportation impacts regarding the I-95 CAP construction. For questions and inquiries, individuals can contact PennDot’s hotline at 1-215-513-1399 or email their team at info@95revive.com.
  • 511PA.com, you can check PA traffic conditions, sign up for customized traffic alerts, and view live feeds from PennDOT’s traffic cameras.
  • For public transportation updates and schedule changes, visit SEPTA.org.
PennDot is replacing and expanding the covered section of I-95 at Penn’s Landing along the Waterfront in Center City Philadelphia under the department’s $329 million I-95/CAP project. The two main components of this project are the construction of a new 11.5-acre Park at Penn’s Landing and a new South Street pedestrian bridge. Review the latest renderings of the new Park at Penn’s Landing.