Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that temporary street closures and parking restrictions to accommodate overnight street resurfacing will begin Monday, May 8.
The contractor will perform resurfacing on the following streets (all located in 6th Police District):
- South 13th Street from Market Street to South Street
- North 13th Street from Arch Street to Market Street
- North 13th Street from Race Street to Spring Garden Street
- Rodman Street from South Broad Street to South 13th Street
- Sansom Street from South 12th Street to 13th Street
- Wood Street from North 13th Street to North 12th Street
- Nectarine Street from North 12th to North Broad Street
- North Camac Street from Race Street to Summer Street
- North 11th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street
- Spring Street from North 9th Street to North 11th Street
- Winter Street from North 9th Street to North Clifton Street
- North 10th Street from Arch Street to Callowhill Street
- North 9th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street
- North 7th Street from Race Street to Arch Street
- Fairmount Ave from North 5th Street to North 6th Street
- North 6th Street from Fairmount Ave to Spring Garden Street
- North 2nd Street from Callowhill Street to Market Street
The resurfacing work for these streets is expected to be completed by the end of May. 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.
Operations for the milling work (removal of old asphalt) will be performed during the overnight hours between 7PM and 5AM. Milling of each street segment is expected to last less than one night per street (one to two weeks total for all streets). Work for adjusting manhole covers and resetting utility boxes will be scheduled during the day between 7AM and 4PM and is expected to last approximately one to two days per street (two to three weeks total). Lastly, operations for the final paving will be performed by the contractor during overnight hours between 7PM and 5AM. The final paving for all streets is expected to last approximately less than one night per street (one to two weeks total).
As part of this work, the rainbow crosswalks at the intersections of 13th and Locust and 12th and Locust are being reinstalled. This work will occur separately from the rest of the paving operations and in advance of the remaining 13th Street paving so that oils from the asphalt do not bleed through the new crosswalk material. The asphalt needs to be in place for a longer period so that the oils do not seep through the new crosswalk material once it is installed. The schedule for this paving work includes:
- Mill/Pave intersections of 13th and Locust and 12th and Locust Friday, May 5
- Install thermoplastic rainbow crosswalks weekend of May 19, weather permitting
- The remainder of 13th Street will be paved before this date to prevent tire tracking on the new crosswalks
To complete the work, residents should expect some 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 6th Police District (215-686-3060) to determine its location. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas.
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.
Residents are asked not to approach employees or contractors for information as they practice social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic.