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Temporary Memorial Site Now Open at Foglietta Park

March 13, 2024  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today that the temporary Irish and Scottish memorial site opened at Foglietta Park (see below) at the corner of 38th Parallel Place and Spruce Street on Tuesday, November 21.

The memorials were moved separately from the Chestnut Street Park to their temporary locations for continuing public display at Foglietta Park.

Other memorial-related amenities at the Chestnut Street Park were also moved to Foglietta Park after the Memorials were relocated.

The Chestnut Street Park over Interstate 95 was closed to the public in early November. The Park and other amenities on the existing covered area over I-95 between Chestnut and Walnut streets were dismantled and the concrete covering was demolished.

The Memorials will be returned to the new, expanded I-95 cap at the completion of construction in 2028.

The work is part of PennDOT’s $329 million I-95/CAP project to replace, expand, and improve the existing covered section of I-95 and improve multi-modal connections between Center City and the Delaware River waterfront.