PHILADELPHIA Streets Commissioner Kristin Del Rossi announced that temporary street closures and parking restrictions to accommodate street resurfacing will begin the week of May 6.  The resurfacing work for these streets is expected to be completed by the end of August. 

The contractor is anticipating performing resurfacing operations through Philadelphia on the following streets: 

  • Rising Sun Avenue from Broad Street to Luzerne Street (25th Police District)
  • Belfield Avenue from Bayton Street to Old York Road (14th and 35th Police District)
  • 5th Street from Spring Garden Street to Lehigh Avenue (6th and 25th Police District)
  • Race Street from Broad Street to 8th Street (6th Police District)
  • Grays Ferry Avenue from South Street to 34th Street (18th Police District)
  • South Street from 27th Street to Broad Street (17th Police District)
  • Morris Street from Broad Street to 8th Street (3rd Police District)
  • Front Street from Oregon Avenue to Pattison Avenue (3rd Police District)
  • 70th Street from Essington Avenue to Cobbs Creek Parkway (1st Police District)
  • Woodland Avenue from Baltimore Avenue to Grays Ferry Avenue (18th Police District)
  • Woodland Avenue from South 49th Street to Island Avenue (12th Police District)
  • Lansdowne Avenue from Cobbs Creek Parkway to Lancaster Avenue (16th Police District)
  • 61st Street from Passyunk Avenue to Lindbergh Boulevard (1st Police District)
  • Powelton Avenue from Market Street to 31st Street (18th Police District)
  • Byberry Road from Philmont Avenue to Roosevelt Boulevard (7th Police District)
  • Montgomery Drive from MLK Jr. Drive to Belmont Avenue (16th Police District)

The contractor has confirmed that resurfacing operations on Byberry Road and Montgomery Drive will not begin until local schools are on summer break. 

Work will be completed in three separate phases: street milling, the adjustment of manhole covers, resetting of utility boxes, and final paving.  These activities will take place in separate construction phases spanning over the course of the next several months.  Work for milling the old asphalt is anticipated to occur during the night shift and take approximately five nights per corridor.  Work for adjusting manhole covers and resetting utility boxes will take place during the day shift and is anticipated to last two to three days per corridor.  Lastly, operations for the final paving are anticipated to occur during the night shift and take approximately three to five nights per corridor, weather dependent. 

The paving and milling operations will take place in the overnight hours from 7pm to 5am.  Resetting utility boxes and manhole adjustments will take place during daytime hours from 7am to 4pm.  The roadways will remain open with temporary flagging to direct traffic. 

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 District 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. 

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.

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