Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Kristin Del Rossi announced today that construction activities will begin the week of March 18 for the Safe Route to Schools (SRTS) / Spruance and Pennypacker Project.  The project consists of pedestrian and vehicular safety improvements at the following intersections:

  • Levick St & Horrocks St,
  • Horrocks St & Hellerman St
  • Limekiln Pk & Tulpehocken St.

Traffic will be maintained during construction, however, temporary lane closures are expected between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. throughout the duration of the project to allow the contractor to safely perform the work.  The lane closures and work operations will be coordinated with the adjacent school to minimize any impacts to school operations. Pedestrian detours may also be implemented during construction.

The project improvements include curb bump outs, intersection realignment, upgraded traffic signal equipment, including countdown pedestrian signal heads, and ADA curb ramps. The project also includes the addition of green stormwater infrastructure at the same intersections.

Residents should expect some parking restrictions near the intersections and along the work area.  Temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in advance of each scheduled activity. Vehicles must be removed from the work sites during the hours posted on the ‘No Parking’ signs to avoid being towed.  In the event a car is towed, residents should contact their local Police District to determine its location.

Construction work is expected to be completed by fall 2025.  The construction contract for this project was awarded to Tony DePaul & Son.  The value of the contract is approximately $4M. The project is federally funded and has local municipal funds from the Philadelphia Streets Department and Philadelphia Water Department.

The Streets Department thanks residents and motorists in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.