Published on March 11 2024

Heads up!  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that sheet pile installation will begin on Front Street between Walnut and Chestnut Streets on Monday, March 18. The work will take place on weekdays from 7 am to 3:30 pm and is expected to take 4-6 weeks to complete.  

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During the sheet pile installation, PennDOT’s contractor will use a vibratory hammer to vibrate the piles into place. Vibration monitors are in place throughout the project area to ensure that vibration levels remain below a level that could cause damage to nearby structures. The sheet piles are necessary to support the soil adjacent to the area being excavated for the construction of the new CAP over I-95.  

Travelers making their way to the Waterfront should know that public amenities such as Race Street Pier, Cherry Street Pier, Washington Avenue Pier, and Pier 68 along the Delaware River Waterfront are open and accessible. Review parking and direction information before you visit. Waterfront parking is currently available at the Lombard Lot (Lombard Street and Columbus Boulevard) and the Market Street Lot (Market Street and Columbus Boulevard).

Know Before You Go:

  • Visit 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

  • Check PA traffic conditions, sign up for customized traffic alerts, and view live feeds from PennDOT’s traffic cameras at

  • For public transportation updates and schedule changes visit

  • Restrooms along the Waterfront are currently accessible at Cherry Street Pier. Public restrooms under the Chestnut Mall are no longer available.

PennDot is replacing and expanding the existing covered section of I-95 at Penn's Landing along the riverfront in Center City Philadelphia under the department's $329 million I-95/CAP project. Construction of a new 11.5-acre Park at Penn's Landing, and a new South Street pedestrian bridge are the two main components of this project.
See the latest renderings of the new Park at Penn's Landing
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