Published on May 2 2024

A short section of the Esplanade along the Delaware River at Penn's Landing will be closed from Monday, May 6, until Friday, May 10, between Walnut and Market streets for the demolition of the Amphitheater overhang known as the Chestnut Mall. 

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Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured to the multi-use Delaware River Trail along Columbus Boulevard. If demolition is completed ahead of schedule, the Esplanade will be reopened. Read the full announcement.
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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 to learn the best ways to arrive at the Waterfront.

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

PennDot is replacing and expanding the existing 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. 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.