Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that temporary street closures and parking restrictions to accommodate street resurfacing will begin the week of Monday, November 13.  The resurfacing work for these streets is expected to be completed by mid-December.

The contractor will perform street resurfacing on the following streets:

  • Broad Street from Old York Rd to Cheltenham Avenue (35th Police District)
  • 2nd Street from Old 2nd Street to Cheltenham Avenue (35th Police District)
  • G Street from Hunting Park Avenue to Wyoming Avenue (24th 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 will begin at Broad Street from Old York Road to Cheltenham Avenue during daytime hours, beginning the week of Monday November 13.   Milling of 2nd Street is tentatively planned to begin on November 15th, followed by G Street on November 17th.  Paving on Broad St will tentatively begin the following week during daytime hours.

Operations including milling (removal of old asphalt), manhole adjustments, and final paving will take place during the daytime hours between 7AM and 4PM.  The roadways will remain open to traffic with temporary closures and flagging operations during this work.  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 nights per corridor.  Work for adjusting manhole covers and resetting utility boxes will immediately follow milling and is anticipated to last 2 to 3 days per corridor.   Lastly, operations for the final paving is anticipated to last approximately 2-3 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 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.  Future functions of the site will include trackers for 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 James J. Anderson Construction Company, Inc. and is part of the Citywide Resurfacing CW110 project.  The project is being financed with Federal and City funding.

For more information on the City’s Paving Program visit  For information on all city services, call 311.