Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Kristin Del Rossi announced today that temporary street closures and parking restrictions to accommodate street resurfacing began the week of April 8th.  The resurfacing work for these streets is expected to be completed within the next few months.

The following streets are scheduled for resurfacing (weather depending):

  • Haldeman Avenue from Bustleton Avenue to Red Lion Road (7th Police District)
  • Algon Avenue from Levick Street to Cottman Avenue (2nd Police District)
  • Rowland Avenue from Cottman Avenue to Solly Avenue (15th 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 Haldeman Avenue during daytime hours, beginning the week of April 8th, followed by Algon Avenue and then Rowland Avenue. Paving operations are anticipated to begin during daytime hours, beginning the week of April 15th.

Operations including milling (removal of old asphalt), resetting utility boxes, and final paving will take place during the day, between 7AM and 4PM. The roadways will remain open to traffic with temporary flagging around operations.  Motorists should take note of the 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 5 days per corridor.  Work for adjusting manhole covers and resetting utility boxes will immediately follow milling is anticipated to last 2 to 3 days per corridor.  Lastly, operations for the final paving are anticipated to last approximately 3 to 5 days per corridor, weather dependent.

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 local Police Districts 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 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 at

This work is being completed by James J. Anderson Construction Co., Inc. and is part of the Citywide Resurfacing CW110 project.  The project is being financed with Federal and City funding.