Street closures Learn how to close a street for a block party, street event, or construction work. To find street closures for upcoming events, visit the Office of Special Events. Check out the StreetSmartPHL map for road closures related to permits, paving, and snow plowing. Apply to hold a block party or street event How to request a street closure for a block party or special event like a birthday celebration, serenade, or wedding. Apply for a street closure permit for construction How to get a permit to close a street for utility work, equipment placement (including cranes), or helicopter lifts.