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Streets Department Announces Temporary Street Closures in Center City for Sunday, February 17th

There will be temporary, intermittent street closures in Center City to accommodate a helicopter lift of heavy equipment on Sunday, February 17th, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. The closures are expected to last from 4:00am to 3:00pm. The streets will not be completely closed the entire duration but delays should be expected via intermittent closures as heavy equipment is carried overhead by the helicopter. The following streets will be impacted:
 On Street                            From Street           To Street
John F Kennedy Blvd         N Juniper St           N 16th St
15th St                                 Arch St                  S Penn Sq
N 16th St                             JFK Blvd               Chestnut St
N Juniper St                         Market St              Filbert St
N Broad St                          Arch St                  JFK Blvd
S Penn Sq                            S 15th St               S Broad St
17th St                                 JFK Blvd               Ludlow St
18th St                                 JFK Blvd               Chestnut St
19th St                                 JFK Blvd               Ludlow St
20th St                                 Commerce St         Chestnut St
Ludlow St                            S 21st St                 S 17th St
Market St                             N 15th St                N 21st St

Adjacent cross streets will also be closed intermittently during this time. The street closures will allow for the safe delivery of the heavy equipment, and are a standard safety precaution. Due to the height of these buildings a helicopter is needed to set these units. For safety reasons and because of the nature of the work to be performed, the streets will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The lift has been scheduled for a Sunday to minimize disruption to residents and businesses. Police assistance will be on hand to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and work crews for the duration of all closures. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.


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