Saint Joseph’s is prioritizing and moving ahead with achieving a key component of the campus master plan: a pedestrian underpass that will provide a safe and direct connection between the two sides of City Avenue. The project includes the construction of a 21-foot-wide, ADA accessible pedestrian pathway beneath City Avenue.
Saint Joseph's faculty, students and staff cross City Avenue to reach their destinations on either side of campus many times per day. The West Philadelphia and Lower Merion communities frequently also use these intersections to gain access to the picturesque campus for recreation. It is common to see people jogging, pushing strollers, and walking dogs across the campus, and ultimately across City Avenue.
To date the University has already received $6 million in public funding. PennDot and The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have each committed $3 million each to advance this project, as it will impact not just the University but also the surrounding neighborhoods and commuters on City Avenue.
The construction schedule for the pedestrian underpass:
July 2022 - December 2022: City Avenue Utility Relocations
December 2022 - July 2023: City Avenue Bridge Construction
July 2023 - December 2023: Interior Work and On-Campus Sitework
Latest Traffic Alerts
There are no current road restrictions. Lane restrictions are scheduled to resume the week of 12/12/22.
There are naming opportunities for the pedestrian underpass project.