PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that nighttime street improvement work in the Center City area begins this evening at 7 p.m. The work is expected to be completed by the end of the week. Weather or special events in the area may alter the work schedule.

Work will be completed in separate phases – street milling, the adjustment of manhole covers, and the resetting of utility boxes. Operations for the milling work will be performed between 7p.m. and 5a.m. Milling of each street segment is expected to last approximately 1-2 nights per street. Work for the adjustment of manhole covers and the resetting of utility boxes will be scheduled during the day, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., and is expected to last approximately 1-2 days per street. Schedule of operations for the final paving of these streets will be announced in a separate release.

The contractor will perform street improvement operations on the following streets:

On Street To Street From Street
Addison St S 17th St S 19th St
Addison St S Sydenham St S Hicks St
Arch St N 16th St N 17th St
Bach Pl S Broad St S 15th St
Chancellor St S 13th St S Juniper St
Irving St S 13th St S Juniper St
Lombard St S Van Pelt St S 27th St
Ludlow St S 17th St S 19th St
N 16th St Olive St Swain St
N 17th St Arch St South St
N 8th St Vine St Spring Garden St
N 8th St Vine St Vine St
Ranstead St S 18th St Dead End West
S 15th St Chestnut St South St
S Front St Spruce St Christian St
S Juniper St S Penn Sq Walnut St
S Mole St Waverly St Addison St
S Sydenham St Waverly St Lombard St
Waverly St S 16th St S 18th St

To complete the work, motorists should expect parking restrictions. temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in advance of each scheduled activity. Motorists are urged to move their cars from the work sites when temporary ‘No Parking’ signs are posted, so that vehicles are not towed. In the event a car is towed, please contact your local Police District to determine its location. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas.

The work is being completed by Tony DePaul & Son. The project is being financed with 100% City Capital Budget Funds. While the Streets Department will make every effort to minimize disruption to traffic, citizens are urged to plan ahead and use alternative routes when traveling in these areas. The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation as we work to improve city streets.

For more information on the Streets Department’s paving Program, please click here. For information on all City services, please call 3-1-1.