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Temporary, Full Street Closures and Parking Restrictions Expected

PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today there will be temporary street closures and parking restrictions to accommodate overnight street resurfacing in the Northeast and South Philly areas of the City beginning Monday, July 9. The resurfacing work for these streets is expected to be completed by early August.

The contractor will perform resurfacing on the following streets:

  • Morrell Avenue, from Academy Road to Frankford Avenue (Police District 8th / 215-686-3080)
  • Krewstown Road, from Rising Sun Avenue to Grant Avenue (Police District 7th / 215-686-3070)
  • Bainbridge Street, from 24th Street to Broad Street (Police District 3rd / 215-686-3030)

The resurfacing 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 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.  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 being financed with Federal and City funding.

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