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08/27/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES REPAIRS TO RHAWN STREET [Alert]
Rhawn Street from Bustleton Avenue to Large Street will be closed from 4:00 PM, Thursday, August 28 to 12:00 PM, Friday, August 29 for street restoration, said Streets Commissioner David J. Perri.
08/27/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES ITS NEW DEPUTY COMMISSONERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND TRANSPORTATION [Press Release]
Today, Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced the addition of two new Deputy Commissioners to the Streets Department.
08/22/2014
UPDATED: Temporary Street Closure for Center City for This Weekend [Press Release]
Temporary, intermittent street closures will be in effect from Saturday, August 23 at 7am until Sunday, August 24 at 3pm, announced Streets Commissioner David J. Perri.
08/22/2014
Streets Department Schedules Lane Restrictions to Arch Street [Press Release]
The Streets Department will be performing street repairs to Arch Street between 10th and 11th Streets beginning Monday, August 25.
08/22/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR DELAWARE AVENUE EXTENSION PROJECT [Press Release]
Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today that on Sunday, August 24, local truck traffic will be detoured as part of the Delaware Avenue Extension Project.
08/21/2014
Kudos to Sanitation [Kudos]
Caller compliments the Sanitation crew working at 6600 N. 20th St. He reports that the men were doing an excellent job. He wants to make it known that this is the first time he's seen this kind of exemplary service.
08/20/2014
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
Yes! @PhilaStreets gets it done on @rocklandstreet Bye hole! @emaleigh Thanks to @philly311 too. pic.twitter.com/R4pPCnfus1
08/20/2014
Kudos from Bike Coalition Phila [Kudos]
Thank you @PhilaStreets @philly311 for smoothing out the bad patch jobs on 16th btw Spruce & Lombard. Much safer biking now. #bikePHL
08/19/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES BRIDGE CLOSURE AND WORK TO THE ‘B’ & SOMERSET STREET BRIDGE [Alert]
Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today that the ‘B’ & Somerset Street Bridge will be closed for three weeks beginning Wednesday, August 20 for scheduled bridge rehabilitation work.
08/15/2014
Kudos from Gaskill Street Resident [Kudos]
The Sanitation guys that take care of the 400 block of Gaskill are always great. They do an awesome job.
08/15/2014
Temporary Full Street Closure for Center City for Sunday, August 17 [Press Release]
Effective Sunday, August 17, there will be full street closures from 6am to 12pm in Center City to accommodate the movement of heavy construction equipment.
08/15/2014
PMBC Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains and Volunteers [Alert]
PMBC Caravan will travel to four streets to distribute promotional items to block residents and children involved in the cleanup.
08/14/2014
TEMPORARY FULL STREET CLOSURE FOR CENTER CITY FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 17 [Alert]
The following temporary full street closures will be in effect on Sunday, August 17 from 6:00 am to 12:00 p.m., announced Streets Commissioner David J. Perri.
08/14/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR DELAWARE AVENUE EXTENSION PROJECT [Press Release]
Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today that on Sunday, August 24, local truck traffic will be detoured as part of the Delaware Avenue Extension Project.
08/08/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains [Press Release]
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains and their volunteers cleaning in the 12th, 16th, 18th and 19th Police Districts
08/06/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ACHIEVES TOP RECYCLING AWARD [Press Release]
Streets Commissioner David J. Perri is proud to announce the Streets Department has been awarded a 2014 Pennsylvania Waste Watchers Award.
08/01/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains [Press Release]
The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Saturday Clean Block Caravan will visit four of the 338 blocks scheduled to clean in the 1st, 3rd and 17th Police District
07/30/2014
Kudos from Bustleton Resident [Kudos]
Thanks, Streets Dept. We of­ten hear com­plaints about city ser­vices. But, this time, the Streets De­part­ment did an ex­cel­lent job re­pav­ing the Krewstown Road Bridge over Pennypack Creek. As Demo­crat com­mit­tee­man for the ad­ja­cent neigh­bor­hood, I began call­ing about the sig­ni­fic­ant bumps and potholes, grinds and im­per­fec­tions sev­er­al months ago. Last winter it got worse. The potholes were bru­tal. I called in Feb­ru­ary and again in April and June. Work began shortly there­after. There were keys in get­ting res­ults, the three P’s: Pa­tience; Per­sist­ence; Po­lite­ness. Job well done! Now it’s our re­spons­ib­il­ity to stay off the yel­low line and stay close to the speed lim­it.
07/30/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WEEKEND NIGHT CONSTRUCTION WORK ON NORTH BROAD STREET [Press Release]
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today that weekend night work will continue for construction activities along North Broad Street starting Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7 p.m.
07/25/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains [Press Release]
The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Saturday Clean Block Caravan will visit four of the 128 blocks scheduled to clean in the 2nd Police District
07/24/2014
Kudos from Algon Ave Resident [Kudos]
Caller gives compliments to the city on the work done in repaving Algon Ave going through the park to Krewstown RD
07/18/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains [Press Release]
The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Saturday Clean Block Caravan will visit four of the 424 blocks scheduled to clean in the 22nd and 26th Police Districts
07/16/2014
Race Street Pedestrian Crossing gates have been reopened as of Tuesday, 7/15 [Alert]
The Race St. gates have been repaired and the crossings has been re-opened. The Streets department anticipates making a formal announcement later this week that the re-opening is permanent, pending additional testing and confirmation.
07/16/2014
Streets Department’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event [Press Release]
Citizens are invited to participate in a free citywide Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event sponsored by the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division. This one-day event provides citizens with an opportunity to recycle or dispose of unwanted Household Hazardous Waste accumulated in their homes or garages.
07/11/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains [Press Release]
The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Saturday Clean Block Caravan will visit four of the 864 blocks scheduled to clean in the 14th, 35th, and 39th Police Districts.
07/11/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON THE MANAYUNK BRIDGE TRAIL PROJECT [Press Release]
Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today that the Notice to Proceed for construction for the Manayunk Bridge Trail Project will be issued on Monday, July 14
07/10/2014
Kudos from Resident of 1100 block of Hedgerow Lane [Kudos]
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the individuals who pick up all of the accumulated refuse in front of my house. My wife and I finally cleared out around 5 years of unwanted items from our shed. Your workers are to be commended for doing an excellent job.
07/10/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WEEKEND NIGHT CONSTRUCTION WORK ON NORTH BROAD STREET [Press Release]
Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today that weekend night work will continue for construction activities along North Broad Street on Friday, July 11, starting at 7 p.m.
07/05/2014
Kudos from Chief of Staff & Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison [Kudos]
#PhillyOwnsThe4th- Both thumbs up for the great work by @PhilaStreets to get the Parkway cleaned and back up for normal activities.
07/04/2014
Kudos from Philly MDO Events [Kudos]
A big thank you to @PhilaStreets for their Parkway clean up efforts! Best in the business. @July4thPhilly @philly311
07/02/2014
Resident, 1400 block of Elbridge Street [Kudos]
Sanitation workers picked up huge amounts of trash left by my neighbors who had moved away. It really was a huge mess and their efforts were much appreciated. They went above and beyond.
07/02/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT OPENS RACE STREET PEDESTRIAN CROSSING [Press Release]
The Streets Department together with CSX will temporarily open the Race Street Pedestrian Crossing to the Schuylkill River trail on Wednesday, July 2 from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM and on Friday, July 4 from 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM
07/01/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES CLOSURE OF FRANKFORD AVENUE [Press Release]
Frankford Avenue from Oxford Avenue to Thompson Street is being closed intermittently from Tuesday, July 1 to Thursday, July 3 to perform roadway repairs
06/27/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains [Press Release]
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains and their volunteers cleaning in the 24th and 25th Police Districts
06/23/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW WEIGHT RESTRICTION TO PINE ROAD BRIDGE [Press Release]
Streets Commissioner David Perri announced today that the Pine Road Bridge over Pennypack Creek will be posted with a new weight restriction of 20-tons
06/20/2014
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
In response to pothole repairs throughout the city, Firestone Auto tweeted: Great job! You're the pothole hero of the day for June 20.
06/20/2014
NEW WEIGHT RESTRICTION TO PINE ROAD BRIDGE [Press Release]
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner David Perri announced today that the Pine Road Bridge over Pennypack Creek will be posted with a new weight restriction of 20-tons. The new posting will allow the bridge to remain open to traffic, and decrease the rate of deterioration to ensure pedestrian and vehicular safety.
06/20/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains [Press Release]
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains and their volunteers cleaning in the 12th, 16th, 18th, and 19th Police Districts
06/13/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains an [Press Release]
The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Saturday Clean Block Caravan will visit four of the 361 blocks scheduled to clean in the 1st, 3rd, and 17th Police Districts.
06/13/2014
Streets Department’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event [Alert]
Citizens are invited to participate in a free citywide Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event sponsored by the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division.
06/12/2014
The City of Philadelphia and Recyclebank Renew Partnership [Press Release]
The City of Philadelphia and Recyclebank Renew Partnership Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Program enters fifth year of helping the City achieve its sustainability goals
06/12/2014
Kudos via Twitter [In The News]
Thanks @311NLP and @PhilaStreets for responding to illegal dumping and keeping our streets clean!
06/10/2014
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
I am writing to THANK! The streets department for the excellent clean up of my block today, 6/10/2014 on the 1800 block of Orthodox St. in Frankford, 19124. I was thrilled to see them come through and within no time at all our block and beyond was looking clean and spiffy. It encourages and builds community and reduces crime.
06/07/2014
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
The @PhilaStreets department literally swept through my neighborhood this morning. It was much appreciated. #TaxDollarsAtWork #GreatJob
06/06/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES RESURFACING OF HUNTING PARK AVENUE [Press Release]
The resurfacing of Hunting Park Avenue from 15th Street to Torresdale Avenue will begin Monday, June 9, Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today
06/06/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WEEKEND NIGHT CONSTRUCTION WORK ON NORTH BROAD STREET [Press Release]
Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today that weekend night work will continue for construction activities along North Broad Street starting Friday, June 6, at 7 p.m.
06/06/2014
Kudos from TTF Watershed [Kudos]
Hey @PhilaStreets! Thank you for cleaning the streets along Tacony Creek Park! @PhilaParkandRec @PhillyMOTU pic.twitter.com/okPtZbFmFq
06/06/2014
Pothole kudos [Kudos]
Mayor Nutter: I just wanted to say that I am so grateful that all of the potholes that I submitted on the website have all been filled -- AND in a timely manner. Please thank your streets department. Thank you. Miss Luba
06/04/2014
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
Unexpected uplifting scene this morning: Two school-children at the corner of 48th and Pine, the younger one needing to cross the street, the slightly older one responsible for getting her across. Little one steps into the street as a car goes through the intersection. Garbage truck at the stop sign blasts the horn. Driver of the garbage truck hops out of the truck, walks into middle of intersection to stop all traffic, guides the little one across the street, then gets back into truck -- ignoring the line of traffic backed up behind him. Way to go, driver! -- not just keeping our neighborhood clean but our kids safe as well.
06/03/2014
Thank you [Kudos]
I just wanted to send a thank you to the Philadelphia Streets Department! I put in a request last week for a street light that was out, and also for potholes on our street. The light was fixed literally the next day and the potholes were fixed yesterday. I know you have many requests that need to be fulfilled, so I wanted to thank all of the department for fixing the issues on our street so quickly! Thanks again, Amber Nathanson
06/02/2014
Resident, Trash Collection [Kudos]
Trash collection: @PhilaStreets it was taken care of on Sunday. Many thanks to the crews who were out so early on a Sunday morning.
06/02/2014
Resident via Twitter [Kudos]
Resident via Twitter: Trash crew for 2nd St in Old Kensington is super efficient and friendly! Thanks!
06/01/2014
Bike Race Kudos [Kudos]
Resident thanks Philly transportation groups for a successful Manayunk Bike Race
05/31/2014
Kudos from TTF Watershed [Kudos]
In less than 2 hrs we've pulled out 520 illegally dumped tires @BeautifulPHL @PhilaStreets @PhillyH2O @PowerCorpsPHL pic.twitter.com/MCQUvZ48Ko
05/30/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE BRIDGE [Press Release]
The University Avenue Drawbridge over the Schuylkill River will have traffic restrictions during the daylight hours of Saturday, May 31, Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today
05/29/2014
For Phila. pothole squad, there’s no spring break [In The News]
For Phila. pothole squad, there's no spring break
05/29/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE BRIDGE [Press Release]
The University Avenue Drawbridge over the Schuylkill River will have traffic restrictions during the daylight hours of Saturday, May 31, Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today.
05/29/2014
Philadelphia’s Big Belly program is featured on CNN’s “City of Tomorrow” series [In The News]
Philadelphia's Big Belly program has been featured on CNN's "City of Tomorrow" series.
05/29/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WEEKEND NIGHT CONSTRUCTION WORK ON NORTH BROAD STREET [Press Release]
Streets Commissioner David Perri announced today that weekend night work will be required for construction activities along North Broad Street starting Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7 p.m.
05/27/2014
Race Street Railroad Gates Closure [Alert]
Due to the severe flooding that occurred on April 30, the automatic gates at the Race Street crossing were severely damaged. The gates will be closed until repairs can be made.
05/27/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT IMPLEMENTS NEW POLICIES FOR ITS SANITATION CONVENIENCE CENTERS [Press Release]
Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced that beginning Tuesday, May 27, the Streets Department will implement new policies concerning drop-offs at its three Sanitation Convenience Centers for residents receiving City trash services.
05/23/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s ( PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains [Press Release]
The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Saturday Clean Block Caravan will visit four of the 399 blocks scheduled to clean in the 22nd and 26th Police Districts
05/21/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT CLOSES RACE STREET CROSSING FOR REPAIRS [Press Release]
Due to recent severe flooding that occurred on April 30, the electric gates at the Race Street crossing were damaged
05/21/2014
New Sanitation Convenience Center Policies: Effective Tuesday, May 27th [Alert]
The Streets Department recognizes that population changes have resulted in fewer households having personal vehicles and that on some occasions households generate large amounts of trash. Effective Tuesday, May 27 the Streets Department will institute the following regulations for residents visiting our Sanitation Convenience Centers
05/16/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WEEKEND NIGHT CONSTRUCTION WORK ON NORTH BROAD STREET [Alert]
Philadelphia, PA – Streets Commissioner David Perri announced today that weekend night work will be required for construction activities along North Broad Street starting tonight, Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7 p.m.
05/16/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s ( PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains a [Alert]
The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Saturday Clean Block Caravan will visit four of the 846 blocks scheduled to clean in the 14th, 35th, and 39th Police Districts.
05/16/2014
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Sponsored by the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division [Alert]
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Sponsored by the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division Opportunity for Residents to Earn 25 Recycling Rewards Points WHO: Streets Department’s Sanitation Division WHAT: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event WHEN: Saturday – May 17 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WHERE: Streets Department’s 1st Highway Yard, 4800 Parkside Avenue
05/14/2014
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Sponsored by the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division [Alert]
Citizens are invited to participate in a free citywide Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event sponsored by the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division.
05/09/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains an [Alert]
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains and their volunteers cleaning in the 24th and 25th Police Districts. Saturday, May 10th, 2014
05/08/2014
Pothole Repair [Kudos]
Resident sends kudos for the speedy repair on a pothole in front of her house
05/02/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK FOR ROOSEVELT BOULEVARD AT SECOND STREET [Press Release]
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK FOR ROOSEVELT BOULEVARD AT SECOND STREET Temporary Closures from May 5 to June 27 Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today the start of construction for a new signalized pedestrian crossing of Roosevelt Boulevard near 2nd Street. Lane closures on Roosevelt Boulevard between 3rd Street and Mascher Street will be in effect between 8:00 pm to 6:00 am daily from Monday, May 5 through Friday, June 27.
05/02/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES CLOSURE OF BLACK ROAD [Press Release]
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES CLOSURE OF BLACK ROAD Beginning May 2, 2014 PHILADELPHIA – Black Road from Martin Luther King Drive to Lansdowne Drive will be closed indefinitely due to damage from the April 30 rainstorm, Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today.
05/02/2014
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains an [Press Release]
EVENT: Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains and their volunteers cleaning in the 12th, 16th, 18th, and 19th Police Districts, Saturday, May 3, 2014
05/02/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES ROAD CLOSURE OF MONTGOMERY DRIVE [Press Release]
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES ROAD CLOSURE OF MONTGOMERY DRIVE Temporary road closure from May 2 to May 8 PHILADELPHIA – Montgomery Drive between I-76 and Martin Luther King Drive will be closed temporarily from Friday, May 2, to Thursday, May 8, Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today. The following temporary restriction is scheduled to be in effect daily from approximately 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM. The roadway will re-open during non-working hours.
05/01/2014
Pothole repair [Kudos]
Resident gives kudos to the streets department via Facebook for coming out to repair a pothole within 2 days of his report-- in heavy rainfall no less!
04/28/2014
Resident of Montgomery Avenue [Kudos]
Montgomery Ave resident gives kudos to the Streets Department. After having placed a service request, the customer thanks the department for removing the dumped mess the very next day, quickly and efficiently.
04/24/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT WANTS TO HEAR FROM RESIDENTS [Press Release]
The Philadelphia Streets Department announced today new initiatives aimed at improving communications between the Department and the public. Residents may now register their cell phones and e-mail addresses with the Department through its website www.philadelphiastreets.com in order to receive real-time messages concerning City services, vital information and news.
04/22/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES EARTH DAY [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA – Today the Streets Department and RecycleBank®, will be celebrating Earth Day 2014 by focusing on recycling education and outreach in Sherwood Park located at 57th Street and Baltimore Avenue.
04/11/2014
Resident of State Road and Ashburner Street [Kudos]
Resident called to compliment two streets department employees from Area 6. The sanitation team, Craig and Coke, went out of their way to help her get some trash from her car because they noticed that she couldn’t do it herself. They were both courteous and professional, she couldn’t say enough about them.
04/11/2014
PA State Rep. John Taylor [Kudos]
After considerable time and effort, I am pleased to report that the Philadelphia Streets Department removed the valet parking stand at the corner of Richmond Street and Allegheny Avenue. Thanks to Councilman Mark Squilla, Partick O’Donnell and the Philadelphia Streets Department for working with us to remove this eyesore from our neighborhood.
04/10/2014
MAYOR NUTTER ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF 7TH ANNUAL PHILLY SPRING CLEANUP [Press Release]
Philadelphia, April 10, 2014 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Philadelphia Streets Department announced results of last Saturday’s 7th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup. A total of 14,225 volunteers participated in cleaning and greening projects across the city, which broke last year’s record of 13,198 volunteers. For this year’s cleanup efforts, volunteers removed a total of 1,122,880 pounds of materials from cleanup sites, surpassing last year’s record of 1,014,540 pounds. The 2014 Cleanup featured 569 registered projects.
04/08/2014
Historic Streets - Plumber’s Ditch Restoration Pilot [In The News]
The Streets Department has announced a pilot for the 2014 construction season. The pilot will allow property owners who live on the City’s Historically Designated Street Network to arrange restoration of roadway excavations caused by plumbing repairs with their own contractor(s).
03/31/2014
Resident of 4900 block of Laurens St. [Kudos]
"I want to compliment the sanitation and recycling workers who take very good care of my neighborhood. They never abuse our cans/bins and leave the street clean."
03/27/2014
2014 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION PROGRAM KICK-OFF [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Streets Department will kick off the first Household Hazardous Drop-off event of the 2014 season on Saturday, April 19, announced Streets Department Commissioner David J. Perri. The event will be held at the Department’s Training Center at State Road and Ashburner Street in the Northeast section of the City. Residents may drop off materials between 9 AM and 3 PM.
03/26/2014
Tell us how we did this winter season! [Alert]
03/22/2014
Streets Commissioner discusses unusual winter season and department’s pothole repair efforts [In The News]
03/19/2014
Ditch Repair [Kudos]
Resident of 2000 block of Anchor Street, “I was very pleased with the work crews did with the temporary ditch repair .”
03/17/2014
Commercial Corridor Cleaning - MARCH 17, 2014 [Alert]
The Philadelphia Streets Department will resume Commercial Corridor cleaning on March 17th. The service was suspended over the winter months due to low temperatures and ice.
03/17/2014
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS - MARCH 17, 2014 [Alert]
Trash and Recycling collections are on regular schedule this week. Currently there are no major impacts on collections.
03/17/2014
Resident of 3000 Block of Fairdale Road [Kudos]
Senior citizen resident wants to thank Richard Jones from the NE sanitation area for being kind enough to help her put out her furniture.
03/15/2014
Streets Department program puts at-risk youth on right Track [In The News]
03/12/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT KICKS OFF 2014 SPRING CLEANING SEASON AT ANNUAL BLOCK CAPTAIN RALLY [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 15, 2014- Today, the Philadelphia Streets Department kicked off the 2014 cleaning season at the annual Block Captain Rally, a day of learning and appreciation for Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) Block Captains and Junior Block Captains. More than 1,200 Block Captains and residents attended the event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and were acknowledged for their hard work in keeping their blocks and neighborhoods clean throughout the year.
03/11/2014
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS: Trash and Recycling Collections After Snow Storms [Alert]
03/05/2014
Potholes on the Spring Garden Bridge [Kudos]
"I just wanted to commend the team of people who are working on pothole repair after this intense winter. I submitted a request related to large potholes on the Spring Garden bridge and within a day they were filled in wonderfully which made the road much safer for bikes. I just wanted to express my appreciation for such work and recognize the wonderful work the streets department was doing in keeping the roads well maintained." - Citizen.
03/05/2014
MAYOR NUTTER BREAKS GROUND ON THE DELAWARE AVENUE EXTENSION PROJECT [Press Release]
Philadelphia – Mayor Michael A. Nutter broke ground today on the Delaware Avenue Extension Project. The ceremony was held at 2:00 PM to celebrate the commencement of the project. The Mayor was joined by Deputy Mayor of Transportation Rina Cutler and other City, State and Federal Officials. The project goals are to provide better access for existing businesses in the area, relieve the nearby residential streets of commercial traffic, and to extend the Delaware River trail across the Frankford Creek.
03/03/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON FOX CHASE STREETSCAPE PROJECT [Press Release]
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today that a Notice to Proceed for the Fox Chase Streetscape Project will be issued on Monday, March 3, 2014. Physical construction is expected to start within the next few weeks.
03/03/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY [Press Release]
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today that the Managing Director’s Office has declared that the Snow Emergency has ended at 11:00 AM. Vehicles can now be parked on snow emergency routes. The Streets Department assembled last night at 8pm to begin plowing and salting operations. There are currently 370 pieces of equipment in operation continuing snow-fighting efforts.
03/02/2014
SANITATION UPDATE - March 2, 2014 [Alert]
Due to the pending snow storm expected to begin late Sunday, March 2, Sanitation trucks will be diverted to snow operations. Monday's trash and recycling collections will be suspended. Residents whose collection day is Monday must hold their collections until next Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank citizens in advance for their patience. The forecast snow accumulations will require Sanitation trucks to fitted with plows to assist with snow operations.
02/28/2014
SANITATION UPDATE - February 28, 2014 [Alert]
Sanitation Update: For the week of February 24 residents should set out their trash and recyclables on their regularly scheduled collection day at their normal pickup location. If collections are not picked up on the regular day they will be picked up the next morning. Due to the double volume of Tuesday collections, crews will be running a half day behind schedule for the week. Crews are attempting to get to all driveway collections this week. Any driveway collections missed because of ice will be picked up when the driveways clear. If rear driveways are still too icy for Sanitation trucks to safely travel on, materials will be collected when the driveways are passable. Crews will be working through the weekend to collect delayed collections.
02/27/2014
STREETS DEPARTMENT PREPARES FOR ANOTHER SNOW EVENT [Press Release]
Philadelphia – The Streets Department is preparing for another winter storm event expected to begin Tuesday around 2:00 AM , announced Streets Commissioner David J. Perri. The forecast is for snow to continue through the morning commute and end around noontime. The Streets Department will deploy ­­­230 pieces of equipment overnight to treat the streets.