PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that temporary lane closures and parking restrictions to accommodate granite block repairs will begin Monday October 31 as part of historic street repairs in Society Hill.  The granite block repairs will be performed on the following streets: 

  • Dock Street – Walnut Street to Columbus Boulevard 
  • 38th Parallel Place – Dock Street to Spruce Street 
  • Spruce Street – 38th Parallel to Columbus Boulevard 

Work on these streets will include granite block re-pointing, granite block roadway spot reconstruction, and decorative brick crosswalk repairs. Most of the roadway will be re-pointed with spot reconstruction occurring in damaged or settled areas.  Brick crosswalks at the intersections along these streets will also be repaired.  The City’s Contractor will later return to upgrade adjacent ADA curb ramps adjacent to these streets. 

Granite block and brick crosswalk repairs will take place during daytime hours between 7AM and 3PM.  The roadway will remain open to traffic with temporary flagging around operations.  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 (6th Police District) to determine its location.  Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas. 

This work is being completed by Seravalli Contractors and is part of the Citywide 109 project.  Construction costs are valued about $6.12M and are being financed with Federal and City funding. 

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.