PHILADELPHIA – The City announced today that temporary street closures and parking restrictions to accommodate street resurfacing will begin Monday, August 29 for the Washington Avenue Repaving and Improvement Project as part of the City’s Vision Zero efforts. The contractor will perform street resurfacing on Washington Avenue from 4th Street to Grays Ferry Avenue with some work performed during overnight hours. The street resurfacing work for these streets is expected to be completed by the end of October. Work for final line striping and safety improvements will continue through the end of this year.  “After hearing for many years from residents and businesses about issues on Washington Avenue, in particular about issues with paving, traffic safety, parking, crossing the street, and riding a bike – we are thrilled repaving is starting next week,” said Deputy Managing Director for Transportation Mike Carroll. “By the end of this year, Washington Avenue will be a much smoother street for all road users with many additional traffic safety improvements within the Second District. We thank neighbors, businesses, City Council, RCOs and community leaders for working with us over the years, and for their patience as the Streets Department and contractors work through the various phases of the construction project.” Work will be completed in four separate phases – street milling, the adjustment of manhole covers and resetting of utility boxes, final asphalt paving, and final line striping – which will take place in separate activities over the course of the next several months. Phase 1 (Milling Operations) The first phase, milling operations (removal of the old asphalt), will begin on Monday, August 29, during overnight hours between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Milling along Washington Avenue will start at 4th Street, then continue in the western direction, ending at Grays Ferry Avenue.  Phase 2 (Manhole Adjustments) The second phase, utility box and manhole adjustments, will take place during daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Phase 3 (Final Paving Operations) The third phase, final paving operations, will take place during overnight hours between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Temporary paint will be used to mark the line striping to avoid traffic confusion while the work is in progress.  Phase 4 (Final Striping) Lastly, in the fourth phase, the contractor will begin installing final line striping along the Washington Avenue corridor. Final line striping will be installed in the new mixed-lane configuration along Washington Avenue from 4th to 11th Streets. Additional safety improvements and new parking and loading signs will be installed following final line striping from 4th to 11th Streets as well.  For more details about the mixed-lane design and construction phases view, print and/or download this flyer Timeline

  • Work for phase one, phase two, and phase three is anticipated to last approximately two months.
  • Phase four, final line striping, additional safety improvements, and parking and loading signs is expected to be completed by the end of this year. All timing is weather dependent.

Roadway Closures  Temporary roadway closures are anticipated during phase one and two for milling and paving operations during the overnight hours. The roadway will remain open to traffic with temporary flagging during phase three daytime utility box and manhole adjustments.  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. Parking Restrictions To complete the work, residents should also 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 (1st and 2nd Police Districts) to determine its location. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas.  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. 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 platform which allows the Streets Department to communicate to the public about some of its most prominent and visible core services – including paving and permitting, snow plowing and trash and recycling collections.   For more information on the City’s Paving Program visit