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09/22/2020
2020 Household Hazardous Waste Events - First drop-off event, Saturday, September 26
09/18/2020
Maintenance Work on Krewstown Road: Temporary closure scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19
09/13/2020
Trash and Recycling Collections Week of September 14: Set Out on Regular Day
09/04/2020
Week of September 7: Set Trash & Recycling Out One Day Behind; No Collections Labor Day Monday
Weekly Trash and Recycling Collections Update Holiday Collection Schedule Week of September 7; No Collections Labor Day Monday; Set Materials Out One Day Behind; Collection schedule may be impacted by several factors
08/22/2020
Trash and Recycling Week of Aug 24: Set Out on Regular Day; Expect Delays
08/17/2020
Streets Department Schedules Work on Passyunk Avenue Drawbridge Complete Temporary Closure Overnight
08/15/2020
Trash and Recycling Collections Update for the Week of August 17th
08/08/2020
Trash and Recycling Collections Should Be Set Out One Day Late for the Week of August 10th
08/05/2020
Streets Department Seeks Input in Support of the Martin Luther King Bridge Rehabilitation Project
08/01/2020
Recycling Collections Suspended Wednesday, August 5th through Friday, August 7th
07/23/2020
Streets Department Updates Trash and Recycling Schedule for the Week of July 27, 2020
07/23/2020
​Overnight Street Improvements in Center City Begin Monday, July 27
07/19/2020
Week of July 20th, Trash & Recycling Delayed One to Two Days.
07/17/2020
Ridge Avenue On-Ramp to Northbound US-1 Closed July 18 for Maintenance Work
07/12/2020
Streets Department Announces Trash and Recycling Pickup Delayed One Day for the Week of July 13th
Residents with Monday Collections Should Set Materials Out on Tuesday, July 14
06/26/2020
Update on Street Improvement Work for Fairmount Avenue
06/25/2020
Regular Weekly Trash & Recycling Collections Resume July 6th
06/16/2020
Lincoln Drive Overnight Northbound Lane Closures Resume June 16th
06/11/2020
Streets Department Announces Street Improvement Work for Fairmount Ave
Temporary, Full Street Closures and Parking Restrictions Expected
06/05/2020
CSX Closes Locust Street and Race Street Access Gates for Repairs for Two Weeks Beginning June 8th
06/03/2020
Streets Department Announces Street Improvement Beginning Thursday, June 4th
05/21/2020
Kensington Avenue and Front Street Roadway Improvements
05/19/2020
Lincoln Drive Restoration Project: Overnight Lane Closures Resume
05/14/2020
Every Other Week Recycling Collections Continue
EVERY OTHER WEEK RECYCLING COLLECTIONS CONTINUE - Schedule extended through June 26
03/18/2020
Philly Spring Cleanup Postponed, New Date To Be Determined
03/16/2020
Event Updates - March 16, 2020
03/12/2020
Block Captain Rally Scheduled for Saturday, March 14th has been Postponed
03/06/2020
Streets Department Schedules Maintenance Work on Kelly Drive
02/25/2020
City Releases 2019 Mechanical Broom Street Cleaning Evaluation
01/28/2020
Streets Department Schedules Roadway Repairs Overnight on S. 12th St from Market St to Clover St.
01/23/2020
Streets Department Schedules Work on Passyunk Avenue Drawbridge
01/08/2020
Lincoln Drive Closure - Saturday January 11th (Ridge to Wissahickon)
12/26/2019
Temporary Lane Restrictions - 1900 block of Byberry Road
12/10/2019
Streets Department Schedules Work on Passyunk Avenue Drawbridge
11/27/2019
Construction to Begin on the 15th Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project on Monday, Dec. 2nd
11/22/2019
Tyson Avenue Roadway Repairs Scheduled Nov 23rd - 25th
11/14/2019
America Recycles Day Celebration at the Municipal Services Building - Nov. 15th
11/08/2019
Krewstown Road - Temporary Closure November 11th for Maintenance
11/08/2019
Temporary Closures for Resurfacing Nov 11th: Spring Lane and Evans Street
11/01/2019
Sat. Closures: Cresheim Valley Dr., Walnut & Chestnut Sts & Ramona Ave for Roadway Maintenance
Streets Department Schedules Road and Lane Closures for Resurfacing and Maintenance Saturday November 2nd
10/18/2019
Center City Street Closures for Heavy Equipment Lift Oct 18 - Oct 20
Streets Department Announces Temporary Street Closures in Center City, Friday October 18th through Sunday, October 20th - Motorists and pedestrians advised of temporary delays and detours
10/09/2019
Streets Department Schedules Maintenance on Cresheim Valley Drive
Temporary and intermittent closures overnight Wednesday, October 2nd
10/08/2019
Cresheim Valley Drive Overnight Closure for Maintenance October 10th
10/04/2019
Overnight Street Improvement in Manayunk
09/23/2019
Streets Department Schedules Roadway Repairs for Frankford Avenue
09/20/2019
Temporary Closure of Master Street at American Street
09/17/2019
Cresheim Valley Drive Overnight Closure for Maintenance September 18th
09/16/2019
Temporary Closure of Gates at Race Street Rail Crossing
09/13/2019
Krewstown Road - Temporary Closure September 14th for Maintenance
09/11/2019
Streets Department Schedules Resurfacing on Center City Streets
09/10/2019
Cresheim Valley Drive Overnight Closure for Maintenance September 11th
Cresheim Valley Drive Overnight Closure for Maintenance, Temporary and intermittent closures overnight Wednesday, September 11th
08/28/2019
Streets Department Announces Resurfacing Schedule for Four Major Thoroughfares
08/27/2019
Streets Department Announces Resurfacing for Lombard Street
08/22/2019
Center City Street Closures for Resurfacing - Saturday, August 24th
Streets Department Schedules Center City Resurfacing on Saturday August 24th - Temporary, Full Street Closures and Parking Restrictions Expected
08/22/2019
Krewstown Road - Temporary Closure August 24th for Maintenance
08/16/2019
Krewstown Road Temporary Closure August 17th
08/16/2019
Center City Street Closures for Resurfacing - Saturday August 17th
Streets Department Schedules Center City Resurfacing on Saturday August 17th - Temporary, Full Street Closures and Parking Restrictions Expected
08/14/2019
Kelly Drive Temporary Closure Overnight August 15th
08/09/2019
Overnight Street Improvement in Center City
08/05/2019
Nighttime Street Improvement in Center City for the Week of August 5th
07/31/2019
Cresheim Valley Drive Closure Saturday August 3rd
07/18/2019
Saturday Closures for Roadway Maintenance: Leverington Avenue & Cresheim Valley Drive
07/05/2019
City Officials Announce Spruce and Pine Streets Resurfacing and Safety Project
Temporary, Full Street Closures and Parking Restrictions Expected
07/01/2019
Frankford Avenue Intermittent Closures for Roadway Repairs
06/24/2019
Streets Department and PennDOT Schedule Inspection Work on the University Avenue Drawbridge
05/31/2019
University Avenue Drawbridge Intermittent Closures for Maintenance Saturday June 1st
05/31/2019
Streets Department Announces the Discontinuance of the Philacycle Program
05/30/2019
Monument Road Intermittent Closures for Paving Saturday June 1st
05/17/2019
Lincoln Drive Closure - Saturday May 18th, Weeknight Overnight Closures Resume Monday
05/15/2019
City Kicks Off Paving Season - New paving guide, tracker map and 2019 paving list
05/10/2019
Lincoln Drive Temporary Closure - Sat May 11th, plus Overnight Weekday Closures
Lincoln Drive Temporary Closure - Sat May 11th, plus Overnight Weekday Closures for roadway improvements, curb and guiderail installation and resetting of inlet and manhole covers
05/10/2019
University Avenue Drawbridge Temporary Closure for Maintenance - Sat May 11th
University Avenue Drawbridge Temporary Closure for Maintenance, Saturday May 11th, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
05/02/2019
Lincoln Drive: Full Closure Saturday, May 4th and Weekday, Overnight Closures Begin Monday, May 6th
04/24/2019
City Officials Unveil Plans for New Recycling Contract, Processing 100% of Recyclables
04/16/2019
City Launches Mechanical Street Cleaning Pilot in Six Neighborhoods
Mechanical street sweeper trucks, backpack blowers and compactors will deploy weekly for cleaner streets
04/11/2019
​Temporary Closure of Lincoln Drive for Maintenance Work - Sat. April 13th
04/09/2019
Street Improvement for the Week of April 8th
04/09/2019
Streets Department Schedules Maintenance Work on Center City Streets
04/01/2019
Streets Department Announces Street Improvement for the Week of April 1st
03/25/2019
Streets Department Announces Street Improvement in the Northwest
03/22/2019
Martin Luther King Drive Roadway Repairs Scheduled
03/15/2019
Streets Department Schedules Maintenance Work on Martin Luther King Drive
02/25/2019
Falls Bridge Overnight Closure for Maintenance Work February 26
02/19/2019
Streets Department Prepared for Next Round of Winter Weather
02/11/2019
New Public Facing Street and Sidewalk Closure Permit Map
City Announces New Public Facing Street and Sidewalk Closure Permit Map - Current and future Street closure permits available in a searchable online format for the first time
02/08/2019
Construction Update for the North American Street Streetscape Project
Cecil B. Moore Avenue Temporarily Closed the Week of February 11th
02/05/2019
Falls Bridge Maintenance - Overnight Closure Scheduled Feb 5th
Falls Bridge Maintenance Scheduled - Overnight Closure Tuesday, February 5th, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday
12/18/2018
City Officials Announce the Installation of 15 Surveillance Cameras Targeting Illegal Dumping
City Officials Announce the Installation of 15 Surveillance Cameras Targeting Illegal Dumping - Total of 50 To Be Installed Citywide by Spring 2019
12/04/2018
Streets Department Schedules Maintenance Work on Kelly Drive
11/08/2018
TROLLEY TRACK REMOVAL ON ERIE AVENUE
10/18/2018
Maintenance Work Scheduled for Kelly Drive Overnight October 18th
Maintenance Work Scheduled for Kelly Drive Overnight Thursday, October 18th. Temporary Closure between Hunting Park Ave and S. Ferry Road
10/17/2018
ADA Curb Ramp Upgrades & Raised Crosswalks Projects Coming to 100 & 200 blocks of Market Street
The 100 and 200 blocks of Market Streets are slated to received upgrades to the ADA curb ramp and raised crosswalks beginning Monday, Oct. 15th
10/03/2018
Kelly Drive Overnight Maintenance Work Wed. Oct 3rd
Kelly Drive between Hunting Park Avenue and S. Ferry Road will be closed to traffic overnight announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. Temporary restrictions are scheduled to be in effect from approximately 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 3rd through 5:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4th:
09/24/2018
Inspection Work on Roosevelt Blvd. Extension (US 1) - Temp. Closures Ridge to Wissahickon
Inspection Work on Roosevelt Blvd. Extension (US 1) - Temp. Closures Ridge to Wissahickon - 9:00 p.m. Monday, September 24th through Tuesday at 5:00 a.m.
09/19/2018
Streets Department Schedules Maintenance Work on Cobbs Creek Parkway
Streets Department Schedules Maintenance Work on Cobbs Creek Parkway Temporary closure scheduled overnight Thursday, September 20th
09/17/2018
Street Improvement in Manayunk Area Evening Work Scheduled
Street Improvement in Manayunk Area Evening Work Scheduled
09/13/2018
PHILADELPHIA MORE BEAUTIFUL COMMITTEE HOSTS 2018 CLEAN BLOCK CONTEST
PHILADELPHIA MORE BEAUTIFUL COMMITTEE HOSTS 2018 CLEAN BLOCK CONTEST 20 Blocks Participating Over Four Saturdays
09/13/2018
Streets Department Schedules Maintenance Work on Lombard Street
Streets Department Schedules Maintenance Work on Lombard Street
09/13/2018
Construction Set to Begin on MLK Drive New Lighting Installations for Trail and Roadway
Construction Set to Begin on MLK Drive New Lighting Installations for Trail and Roadway
09/11/2018
City Officials Showcase Paving Process
City Officials Showcase Paving Process, Highlight Additional Funding Earmarked for a Second Crew and New Equipment