Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that construction activities will begin the week of August 14th for the Oregon Avenue Traffic Improvement Project.  This project includes the upgrading of 21 signalized intersections along the Oregon Avenue corridor from Front Street to 24th Street.

The scope of work includes the installation of new traffic signage, pavement markings, ADA curb ramps, modifications to concrete islands, and the installation of various traffic signal equipment along the Oregon Avenue corridor.

Construction will commence at the Oregon Avenue & Front Street intersection, and then proceed in the westbound direction along Oregon Avenue.  Contractor will also be phasing construction to maintain traffic along the corridor throughout the length of construction.  However, the contractor may require temporary lane closures and parking restrictions while completing work.

Temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in advance of each scheduled activity.  Cars must be removed from the work sites during the hours posted on the ‘No Parking’ signs to avoid being towed.  In the event a vehicle is towed, residents should contact Police District #1, if the vehicle is parked west of Broad Street, and Police District #3, if the vehicle is parked east of Broad Street.  Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work area.

Work is expected to be completed by October 2024.  The construction contract has been awarded to Carr & Duff, Inc.  The value of the contract is about $6.35M and is being funded using State ARLE Grant funds and City Capital funds.

The Streets Department would like to express its gratitude to residents and motorists in advance for their patience and cooperation throughout the duration of this project.