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Overnight Street Improvement Scheduled for 40th Street Temporary, Full Street Closures and Parking

Overnight Street Improvement Scheduled for 40th Street
Temporary, Full Street Closures and Parking Restrictions Expected

PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today overnight street improvement work along 40th Street in the West Philadelphia area begins on Monday, July 30 at 7p.m. The work is expected to be completed by late August, and includes temporary street closures and parking restrictions. Weather or special events in the area may alter the work schedule. 

The contractor will perform resurfacing on the following streets:

·       40th Street, from Girard Avenue to Market Street (Police Districts 16th & 18th)

·       40th Street, from Walnut Street to Baltimore Avenue (Police Districts 16th & 18th)

The resurfacing effort 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. Operations for the milling work, removal of old asphalt, will be performed during the overnight hours between 7PM and 6AM.  Milling of each street segment is expected to last approximately 1-2 nights per street. Work for adjusting manhole covers and resetting utility boxes will be scheduled during the day between the hours of 7AM and 4PM, and is expected to last approximately one week per street. Lastly, operations for the final paving will be performed by the contractor during the overnight hours between 7PM and 6AM.  The final paving of each street segment is expected to last approximately 1-2 nights per street.

To complete the work, residents should expect 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 areas when the 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.  While the Streets Department will make every effort to minimize disruption to traffic, citizens are urged to plan ahead and use alternate routes when traveling in these areas. 

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

The Streets Department thanks the citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.