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New Jersey Transit to Close Richmond Street at Night for Rail Improvements in Philadelphia


​King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that New Jersey Transit will be performing rail improvements on Richmond Street in Philadelphia, beginning Friday, May 3.  

Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:
  • Friday, May 3, through Saturday, May 4, from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, Richmond Street will be closed and detoured between Lewis Street and Berkshire Street. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Lewis Street, Delaware Avenue, Orthodox Street, and Richmond Street. 
Local access will be maintained up to the work zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.  

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional X alerts.

For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

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Information about infrastructure in District 6, including completed work and significant projects, is available at Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at

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MEDIA CONTACT: Krys Johnson,​

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