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10/17/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE [Alert]
Martin Luther King Drive between the Art Museum Circle and Sweetbriar Drive, will close temporarily to all traffic the evenings of Tuesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 19th. The following temporary restrictions are scheduled to be in effect from approximately 9:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday until 5:00 AM on Wednesday and Friday respectively.
10/13/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16 [Alert]
10/13/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16 [Alert]
10/13/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16 [Alert]
10/03/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES ROADWORK ON FRANKFORD AVENUE [Alert]
REPAIRS ON FRANKFORD AVENUE Temporary Intermittent Closures Tonight Street repairs on Frankford Avenue between Lehigh Avenue and Girard Avenue today Tuesday, October 3, between 4PM and 10PM.
09/29/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES REPAIRS FOR LINCOLN DRIVE [Alert]
Streets Department Schedules Repairs for Lincoln Drive Lane restrictions Saturday, September 30th to Wednesday, October 4th lane restrictions along northbound Lincoln Drive from Emlen Street to Mt.Pleasant Avenue.
09/14/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT IMPOSES WEIGHT LIMIT FOR NOBLE STREET BRIDGE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA - Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that effective immediately, the Streets Department is imposing a weight limit of three tons on the Noble Street roadway Bridge over 13th Street in Center City. In addition, no trucks will be permitted on the bridge, regardless of their weight.
09/01/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4th [Alert]
08/30/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON KELLY DRIVE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Kelly Drive, between Poplar Drive and Fountain Green Drive, will be closed during night time hours on Wednesday, August 30th, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. The following temporary road-closure is scheduled to be in effect from approximately 10:00 PM on Wednesday to 4:00AM on Thursday.
08/24/2017
Temporary Overnight Closure Of Pennsylvania Avenue At 29th Street [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Pennsylvania Avenue, at 29th Street, will close temporarily today, August 24th, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. The complete closure of Pennsylvania Avenue at 29th Street goes into effect at 7:00 p.m. this evening and remains until 4:00 a.m. Friday, August 25th. Scheduled maintenance conducted weather-permitting.
08/21/2017
Traffic Safety Project Launches Tomorrow on South 6th Street [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA - Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that a Traffic Safety Pilot Project will be implemented, starting Saturday, August 18 on South 6th Street between Walnut Street and Spruce St. This represents the latest iteration of measures that have been undertaken by the Streets Department in order to implement the Mayor's Vision Zero initiative.
08/18/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 21st [Alert]
08/17/2017
CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON THE SOUTH BROAD STREET PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that construction for the South Broad Street Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project is expected to begin the week of August 21.
08/08/2017
Center City Street Resurfacing - Week begining August 7th [In The News]
Center City Street Resurfacing - August 7th - Temporary Street Closures and Parking Restrictions Expected During the Evening
08/07/2017
Philadelphia Releases Action Plan to Address Waste and Litter - Report Emphasizes Zero Waste Policy [Alert]
City releases Action Plan to Address Waste & Litter. Measures will guide City in efforts to reach Zero Waste.
08/06/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 7th [In The News]
07/31/2017
EMERGENCY TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF RACE AND LOCUST STREET GRADE CROSSINGS TO THE SCHUYLKILL TRAIL [In The News]
PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today the grade crossings at Race and Locust Streets gates to the Schuylkill Trail will be closed and locked beginning Tuesday, August 1 at 7:00 am for approximately one week.
07/31/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON THE CHESTNUT STREET TRANSPORTATION PROJECT [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA - The Chestnut Street Transportation Project will be under construction in West Philadelphia beginning Monday, August 7th, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.
07/31/2017
Unwanted Bulk Items, TVs And Household Waste Welcomed At Streets Department Mobile Waste Sites [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Streets Department will host six mobile sanitation convenience centers on Saturday, August 5th from 9 am to 5 pm, allowing residents to drop off up to 12 bags of household waste, bulk items including furniture and appliances, and televisions.
07/31/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 31ST [In The News]
07/26/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON THE DIRECT BUS STOPS ALONG ROOSEVELT BLVD [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that the notice to proceed has been issued to AP Construction, Inc. for the construction of sidewalk improvements and site work related to ten (10) bus station plazas along Roosevelt Boulevard. Construction work for this project will begin on or about July 31, 2017.
07/25/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON KELLY DRIVE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Kelly Drive, between Hunting Park Avenue and S. Ferry Road, will be closed to all traffic during the overnight hours on Tuesday, July 25, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
07/21/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 24 [Alert]
07/18/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON CENTER CITY STREETS [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA - The Streets Department will be performing road maintenance work on a number of streets in Center City on Tuesday, July 18 between 4pm and 12am; weather permitting, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.
07/17/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
Wanna know how a community improves? We do it ourselves. Thanks @PhilaStreets for the bags and gloves. @cindybassphilly attacking trash!
07/17/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 17 [Alert]
07/14/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
Beautification project 2600 Earp taken on by our PDAC. Thanks @AmeriCorps & @PhilaStreets Thanks 4 helping
07/13/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE BRIDGE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – The University Avenue Drawbridge over the Schuylkill River will have temporary traffic restrictions approximately from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 15 for maintenance work, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
07/11/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON LINCOLN DRIVE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Lincoln Drive between Wissahickon Avenue and Ridge Avenue/Kelly Drive will be closed temporarily from approximately 8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 12 until 5:00 AM Thursday, July 13, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
07/10/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR CENTER CITY STREET RESURFACING [Alert]
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that temporary street closures and parking restrictions to accommodate street resurfacing in Center City will begin tonight, July 10. The resurfacing work is expected to be completed by early August.
07/07/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 10TH [Alert]
07/06/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
Out with David Dlugosz of @PhilaStreets regarding Greene and Aplsey traffic conditions. Congrats to Kamal Lucas on your position!
06/30/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON LUZERNE STREET [Alert]
Luzerne Street, between Front Street and American Street, will be closed temporarily on Saturday, July 1, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
06/23/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
Thank u Sidney @PhilaStreets SWEEP! Those recycling bins always go fast at r #blockparties! #TaconyCreekPark @PhilaParkandRec @circuittrails
06/22/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE BRIDGE [Alert]
The University Avenue Drawbridge over the Schuylkill River will have temporary traffic restrictions approximately from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 24 for maintenance work, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
06/16/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON LUZERNE STREET [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Luzerne Street, between Front Street and American Street, will be closed temporarily on Saturday, June 17, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
06/15/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON CENTER CITY STREETS [Alert]
Streets Department will be performing road maintenance work on a number of streets in Center City on Thursday, June 15 between 4pm and 12am, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.
06/09/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 11 [Alert]
The following streets are scheduled for street improvement work during the week of June 11, 2017, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
06/08/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES RESURFACING WORK ON CAYUGA STREET [Alert]
Cayuga Street from Broad Street to 17th Street will be temporary closed for resurfacing on Saturday, June 10 from 7 AM to 4 PM, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
06/07/2017
MAYOR KENNEY ANNOUNCES 14 LOCAL SCHOOLS AWARDED OVER $29,000 IN GREEN GRANTS [Alert]
Mayor Jim Kenney announced today that 14 Philadelphia public schools successfully raised nearly $30,000 as part of the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Program, which awards schools grant money for unique student projects that will green their classrooms and communities.
06/06/2017
Mayor Kenney To Announce Green Grants for 14 Local Schools [Alert]
Mayor Jim Kenney will preside at the annual Recyclebank Green Schools Check Presentation, honoring 14 Philadelphia public schools that successfully raised $29,084. The grant money will be used toward the individual green projects developed by each school.
06/02/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 4 [Alert]
The following streets are scheduled for street improvement work during the week of June 4, 2017, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
06/01/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE BRIDGE [Alert]
The University Avenue Drawbridge over the Schuylkill River will have temporary traffic restrictions approximately from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 3 for maintenance work, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
05/31/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
@PhilaStreets 19154 crew back at it again & as usual w/precision courtesy & professionalism #175110 hope that can identify them because they r the best
05/31/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
@PhilaStreets amazing customer service & hardworking staff at the West Philly Sanitation Center please give kudos 5100 Grays Ave Phila, PA
05/30/2017
Kudos via Call [Kudos]
Customer wanted to say thanks to the Streets Department for coming out quickly to repair two street defects along 5300 Catherine Street.
05/26/2017
RESTORATION OF 3RD STREET BETWEEN WALNUT AND CHESTNUT STREETS [Alert]
3rd Street between Walnut and Chestnut Streets is expected to be restored and open to traffic by Tuesday, May 30 at 4pm, said Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.
05/26/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 28 [Alert]
The following streets are scheduled for street improvement work during the week of May 28, 2017, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
05/23/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON CENTER CITY STREETS [Alert]
The Streets Department will be performing road maintenance work on a number of streets in Center City tonight, between 4pm and 12am, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.
05/23/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
Enjoyed meeting with sanitation workers from @PhilaStreets this morning to thank them for being good Samaritans!
05/22/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT EXPANDS HOURS OF OPERATIONS OF ITS SANITATION CONVENIENCE CENTERS BY FOUR HOURS [Alert]
Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that the Streets Department has expanded the hours of operations of its six Sanitation Convenience Centers by four hours.
05/22/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
@PhilaStreets U knowthis 19154 crew w/Femaledrvr? They R amazing and all of 19154 loves and appreciates them #FriendlyNProfessional
05/09/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON LINCOLN DRIVE [Press Release]
Lincoln Drive between Wissahickon Avenue and Ridge Avenue/ Kelly Drive, will have the southbound (inbound) lanes closed temporarily from Thursday, May 11 until Friday, May 12, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
05/09/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES REPAIRS TO STENTON AVENUE AFTER WATER MAIN BREAK [Press Release]
Streets Department crews will begin roadway repairs today along Stenton Avenue from Phil Ellena Street to Upsal Street, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced.
05/08/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
Thanks to our East Falls @PhilaStreets helpers for starting our week with a smile.
05/05/2017
City’s Deputy Managing Director of oTIS Honored [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA- Michael Carroll, the City’s Deputy Managing Director of the Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems (oTIS), has been awarded the Philadelphia’s Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2017 Government Service Award.
05/05/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 7 [Alert]
05/02/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES REPAIRS FOR THE INTERSECTION OF 5TH & MARKET STREETS [Alert]
The intersection of 5th and Market Streets will have lane restrictions due to roadway repairs starting today, Tuesday, May 2 at 6PM until Thursday, May 4 at 3PM, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
05/02/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES REPAIRS TO EAST PASSYUNK AVE [Alert]
Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that Passyunk Avenue from Carpenter Street to Bainbridge Street will be closed to traffic starting today, Tuesday, May 2 at 3PM until Thursday, May 4 at 4PM for roadway repairs.
05/02/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
A huge thank you to @PhillyPolice, @PhillyFireDept, @PhilaOEM, @PhilaStreets and all the City workers who made #NFLDraft run so smoothly!
04/28/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 30 [Alert]
04/27/2017
Kudos via Northeast Times [Kudos]
The Philadelphia Department of Streets should be very proud of the recycling team of Anthony and Mr. Fields, assigned to Somerton. They are always pleasant to the people and dogs on their route. Anthony always asks, “How you doing, buddy?” to my dog who barks to greet him.
04/24/2017
Kudos via 3-1-1 [Kudos]
Customer would like to thank the recycling truck/workers for addressing the problem that she previously reported and placing her bins back on her curb instead of throwing them down the block.
04/21/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 23 [Alert]
04/21/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
Let's thank and send @PhilaStreets a kudos for finishing their fix of MLK Bridge sidewalk this week. TW @PhilaStreets
04/19/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT EXPANDS ITS 2017 YARD WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAM IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY [Press Release]
In honor of Earth Day, the Streets Department will expand its 2017 Yard Waste Recycling Program by offering 23 citywide locations for residents to drop-off their yard waste on Saturday, April 22.
04/18/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE [Alert]
Martin Luther King Drive between the Art Museum Circle and Sweetbrier Drive will be temporarily closed to all traffic tonight and tomorrow night, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. The work will take place tonight, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19, from 9PM each evening until 5AM the following morning.
04/17/2017
20,600+ Philadelphians Take Part in 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup [In The News]
Philadelphia’s 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup was a resounding success, with more than 20,600 Philadelphians completing 825 confirmed cleanups throughout the City. The volunteers collected 649,000 lbs. of trash, 2,000 lbs. of yard waste, and more than 7,300 lbs. of recyclable materials – in a single day!
04/17/2017
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
@philaneighbors @thephilacitizen #phillystreetsdept made us look brand new #ENOUGHISENOUGH thanks @cindybassphilly @SenSharifStreet
04/17/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 16 [Alert]
The following streets are scheduled for street improvement work during the week of April 16, 2017, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
04/13/2017
Kudos via Call [Kudos]
Resident who lives on the 7200 block of Manfield Avenue called the Streets Department to thank the crew that came down her street for being very nice, took all her trash, and did not throw the cans around.
04/12/2017
Kudos via Letter [Kudos]
Our organization, the 18th District Community TownWatch, participated in the 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup. We have participated for the last nine years.
04/11/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT RESCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE - Temporary closures [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Martin Luther King Drive between the Art Museum Circle and Sweetbrier Drive will be closed to all traffic through the night on Wednesday, April 12, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. This work was originally scheduled for tonight, but it has been rescheduled due to the forecast of rain overnight.
04/10/2017
Mayor Kenney Kicks off 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA – April 8, 2017 – Mayor Jim Kenney and the Philadelphia Streets Department kicked off Philadelphia’s 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup with a cleaning and press event at Hunting Park Recreation Center located at 1101 W Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia.
04/10/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE - Temporary closures [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Martin Luther King Drive between the Art Museum Circle and Sweetbrier Drive will be temporarily closed to all traffic tonight and tomorrow night, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. The work will take place tonight, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11, from 9PM each evening until 5AM the following morning. During that time the following temporary restrictions are scheduled to be in effect:
04/10/2017
Kudos via Instagram [Kudos]
6ABC's Trish Hartman: Meet Treon, the Junior Block Captain from Strawberry Mansion. He made my day ... and my story.
04/10/2017
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
The Philadelphia Streets Department should be very proud of the Recycling Team Anthony & Mr. Fields assigned to our Far Northeast Somerton Neighborhood.
04/10/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WORK TO BEGIN FOR THE S. AMERICAN STREET – HISTORIC STREET [Alert]
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that work will begin for the reconstruction of American Street from Delancey Street to Spruce Street on Monday, April 10. This work was originally scheduled to begin the week of April 3, but due to last week’s inclement weather it was postponed.
04/07/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 9 [Press Release]
The following streets are scheduled for street improvement work during the week of April 9, 2017, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
04/06/2017
Kudos via 3-1-1 [Kudos]
Caller wanted to give a compliment to the Streets Dept. for collecting all trash and keeping it clean when they are out in the area. Caller is very impressed and appreciative, and wanted to let the supervisors of those workers know.
03/31/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 2 [Press Release]
The following streets are scheduled for street improvement work during the week of April 2, 2017, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
03/28/2017
Kudos from 3-1-1 [Kudos]
Customer states his wife was stuck while in her vehicle, sanitation workers (rubbish) got out of truck and directed her how to turn the wheel and pushed her vehicle into a safe place. Incident occurred around 9am, workers were shy about giving their names and customer wants to commend them for the good job they are doing and for helping his wife get to a safe place. Incident occurred on 8900 block of Turton Street.
03/28/2017
Kudos from 3-1-1 [Kudos]
Resident wants to thank the Sanitation workers who assisted in collecting his trash. He is not mobile and wants to thank them for their help.
03/28/2017
Kudos from 3-1-1 [Kudos]
The customer reported that sanitation workers are fabulous. She loves the work being done by the Sanitation Department on the 3200 block of Brighton Street.
03/25/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT KICKS OFF CLEANING SEASON AT PMBC BLOCK CAPTAIN RALLY [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 25, 2017): The Philadelphia Streets Department will kick off the 2017 cleaning season at the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) Annual Block Captain Rally as an opportunity for city officials to thank and recognize Block Captains for their hard work. The Rally also serves as a network where Block Captains can learn about resources that can benefit their blocks. The Rally will take place on Saturday, March 25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and more than 1,500 Block Captains and residents are expected to attend the event, at which city officials will acknowledge their hard work in keeping their blocks and neighborhoods clean throughout the year. Attendees will also participate in several resource workshops and have the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from City departments and organizations.
03/24/2017
MEDIA ALERT - STREETS DEPARTMENT TO KICK-OFF CLEANING SEASON [In The News]
WHAT: More than 1,500 Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) Block Captains will join the Philadelphia Streets Department to kick-off the 2017 cleaning season at the annual Block Captain Rally.
03/22/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Martin Luther King Drive between the Art Museum Circle and Sweetbrier Drive will be closed to all traffic from approximately 9:00 PM Thursday, March 23 until 5:00 AM Friday, March 24, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. The following temporary restrictions are scheduled to be in effect:
03/16/2017
L&I and Streets Department Urge Precautions Against Falling Ice [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Due to yesterday’s storm and the continuing inclement weather, including fluctuating temperatures and high winds, the Department of Licenses and Inspections and the Streets Department are advising mid-and high rise building owners and managers to monitor their building facades and ledges for ice build-up. Ice that has melted enough to break free and fall from building surfaces can pose a threat to passersby below. Building owners are advised to take precautions such as placing barricades and warning signs around potential fall zones.
03/15/2017
Kudos via Customer Service [Kudos]
Just wanted to give a shout out to the streets department for doing a great job during this recent snow storm. You guys Have a tough job when people do not participate in removing their cars, so you could do your job in these emergency routes . Thanks Again.
03/14/2017
City Lifts Snow Emergency Declaration [Press Release]
As Streets Department crews continue salting and plowing, Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis lifted the snow emergency declaration at 1 p.m. today.
03/14/2017
City Lifts Snow Emergency Declaration [Alert]
Philadelphia - As Streets Department crews continue salting and plowing, Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis lifted the snow emergency declaration at 1 p.m. today.
03/13/2017
Media Advisory – Streets Department Preparations for Inclement Weather [Alert]
Philadelphia - Mayor Kenney, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis, along with representatives of other City departments and related agencies, will hold a news conference this afternoon to discuss preparations for this evening's anticipated snow storm.
03/13/2017
Media Advisory – Streets Department Preparations for Inclement Weather [Alert]
Philadelphia - The City of Philadelphia has begun preparations for tomorrow night's anticipated snow event. Preparations began today with some limited brining, particularly on Roosevelt Boulevard. Crews tomorrow will convert sanitation trucks for plowing once collections are complete. Once precipitation arrives, crews will begin salting, and then switch over to plowing when accumulations are sufficient. As always, the initial focus will be on primary and secondary arteries, bridge decks and streets in higher elevations.
03/09/2017
Mayor Kenney to Announce 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup City [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – March 8, 2017 – Mayor Jim Kenney and the Philadelphia Streets Department today began the countdown to the 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup to be held on Saturday, April 8, at locations throughout the City.
02/21/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES REPAIRS FOR 300 BLOCK OF S. 20th STREET [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – The 300 block of S. 20th Street (Pine Street to Spruce Street) will be closed to traffic from 10AM Wednesday, February 22 to 12PM Friday, February 24 for necessary roadway repairs, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. If the work is completed sooner, the roadway may open earlier.
02/15/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON CRESHEIM VALLEY DRIVE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA –A temporary full-closure is scheduled for Cresheim Valley Drive/Emlen Street between Lincoln Drive and Allen’s Lane from approximately 7:00 PM Thursday, February 16 to 5:00 AM Friday, February 17, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. The closure will affect the following roadways:
02/10/2017
Kudos via phone call [Kudos]
Mrs. Ida Massey, a senior citizen, called us to let us know that the crew that services her street are very sweet, kind and helpful. Her story is that her husband was going out of their house (1000 block of Bingham Street), tripped and fell, hurting himself enough to be taken to the hospital. The crew had just taken the trash from the next door neighbor’s house, and saw Mr. Massey fall. They helped him up and offered to call 911, but Mrs. Massey said they didn’t need to. She called her daughter to take Mr. Massey and her to Holy Redeemer Hospital. Mrs. Massey is 86 years young, and her husband is 88 years young. They wanted to thank the Streets Department for the kindness and assistance offered by the crew towards her and her husband in a moment of need.
02/08/2017
Kudos via Customer Service [Kudos]
Customer is calling to give a big shout out to the Sanitation Department on doing a great job with the trash being removed from the whole block today .
02/08/2017
Streets Department Preparations for Snowing Storm [Alert]
Philadelphia- The Philadelphia Streets Department is currently preparing for Thursday morning’s anticipated snow storm.
02/06/2017
Kudos via 311 [Kudos]
The sanitation workers on her block are FANTASTIC!!!, professional, courtesy and top notch employees