Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that temporary street closures and parking restrictions to accommodate street resurfacing on Morris and Tasker Streets will begin Monday, June 13, 2022. The resurfacing work for these streets is expected to be completed by early-July.
The contractor will perform street resurfacing on the following streets:
- Morris Street from Broad Street to Front Street (3rd Police District)
- Tasker Street from Front Street to Broad Street (3rd Police District)
- Tasker Street from Broad Street to 34th Street (17th Police District)
Work will be completed in three separate phases – street milling, the adjustment of manhole covers and resetting of utility boxes, and final paving – which will take place in separate activities over the course of the next several weeks.
Milling work will begin at Morris Street from Broad Street to Front Street beginning June 13th. Paving will tentatively begin the following week. Milling along Tasker Street is tentatively planned to begin the week of June 20th.
Operations including milling (removal of old asphalt) and final paving will take place between 7am and 3pm. Temporary roadway closures are anticipated during milling and paving operations. Manhole adjustments will take place during the day between 7am and 3pm. The roadways will remain open to traffic with temporary flagging around operations during daytime manhole adjustments. Please take note of temporary ‘No Parking’ signs and door hangers posted in the area, for specific construction dates. Work for milling the old asphalt is anticipated to take approximately 2-3 days per corridor. Work for adjusting manhole covers and resetting utility boxes will immediately follow milling and is anticipated to last 2-3 days per corridor. Lastly, operations for the final paving are anticipated to last approximately 3-5 days per corridor. All durations are weather dependent.
To complete the work, residents should expect parking restrictions. Temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted in advance of each scheduled activity. Residents 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 the local Police Districts to determine its location. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas.
Residents can stay updated on the progress of their street using the PavePHL tool, the City’s web map paving tracker which allows residents to go online and view the progress of a street scheduled for paving. It is one of the several components housed on the StreetSmartPHL.phila.gov platform which allows the Streets Department to communicate to the public about some of its most prominent and visible core services – including paving, permitting, snow plowing and trash and recycling collections.
While the Streets Department will make every effort to minimize disruption to traffic, residents are urged to plan ahead and use alternative routes when traveling in these areas. The Streets Department thanks residents in advance for their patience and cooperation as we work to improve city streets.
This work is being completed by Tony DePaul and Son and is part of the Citywide Resurfacing CW107 project. The project is being financed with Federal and City funding.
For more information on the City’s Paving Program visit www.phila.gov/paving. For information on all city services, call 311. Residents are asked not to approach employees for information as they practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.