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Evening Street Improvement in Center City Begins July 23rd

PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that evening street improvement work in the Center City area beginning Monday, July 23 at 7p.m. The work is expected to be completed by early August. Weather or special events in the area may alter the work schedule. 

Work will be completed in separate phases – street milling, the adjustment of manhole covers, and the resetting of utility boxes.  Operations for the milling work will be performed between 7p.m. and 5a.m.  Milling of each street segment is expected to last approximately 1-2 nights per street.  Work for the adjustment of manhole covers and the resetting of utility boxes will be scheduled during the day, between the hours of 7a.m. and 4p.m., and is expected to last approximately 1-2 days per street.  Schedule of operations for the final paving of these streets will be announced when the schedule is available.

The contractor will perform street improvement operations on the following streets:

N. 22nd Street, from Market Street to Winter Street
Ludlow Street, from S. 19th Street to S. 21st Street
Moravian Street, from S. Broad Street to S. 16th Street
Stock Exchange Place, from S. 16th Street to S. 18th Street
N. 17th Street, from Cherry Street to Callowhill Street
Franklin Town Boulevard, from N. 17th Street to Vine Street
Cherry Street, from N. Mole Street to N. 17th Street
Race Street, from N. 9th Street to N. Broad Street
N. 10th Street, from Filbert Street to Race Street
Cherry Street, from N. 10th Street to N. 11th Street
Lombard Street, from S. 2nd Street to S. 9th Street
N. 2nd Street, from Callowhill Street to Fairmount Avenue

To complete the work, motorists should expect parking restrictions. temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in advance of each scheduled activity.  Motorists 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 your local Police District to determine its location.  Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas.

The work is being completed by Tony DePaul & Son.  The project is being financed with 100% City Capital Budget Funds. While the Streets Department will make every effort to minimize disruption to traffic, citizens are urged to plan ahead and use alternative routes when traveling in these areas.  The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation as we work to improve city streets.

For more information on the Streets Department’s paving Program, please click here.  Citizens may also contact the Streets Department’s Customer Affairs Unit at 215-686-5560.  For information on all City services, please call 3-1-1.