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05/26/2017
RESTORATION OF 3RD STREET BETWEEN WALNUT AND CHESTNUT STREETS
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
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
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.
05/22/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT EXPANDS HOURS OF OPERATIONS OF ITS SANITATION CONVENIENCE CENTERS BY FOUR HOURS
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.
05/05/2017
City’s Deputy Managing Director of oTIS Honored
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
05/02/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES REPAIRS FOR THE INTERSECTION OF 5TH & MARKET STREETS
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
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.
04/28/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 30
04/21/2017
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 23
04/18/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE
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
STREET IMPROVEMENT WORK SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 16
The following streets are scheduled for street improvement work during the week of April 16, 2017, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
04/11/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT RESCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE - Temporary closures
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
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE - Temporary closures
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
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WORK TO BEGIN FOR THE S. AMERICAN STREET – HISTORIC STREET
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.
03/25/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT KICKS OFF CLEANING SEASON AT PMBC BLOCK CAPTAIN RALLY
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.
03/22/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE
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
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.
03/14/2017
City Lifts Snow Emergency Declaration
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
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
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
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
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
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:
02/08/2017
Streets Department Preparations for Snowing Storm
Philadelphia- The Philadelphia Streets Department is currently preparing for Thursday morning’s anticipated snow storm.
02/03/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT CLOSES MARGIE STREET BRIDGE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
PHILADELPHIA - Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams has announced today that the Margie Street Bridge between Glenwood Avenue and Sedgley Street has been closed effective immediately, because structural damage was found during a routine inspection by the Streets Department.
02/03/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE BRIDGE
PHILADELPHIA – The University Avenue Drawbridge over the Schuylkill River will have traffic restrictions from approximately 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 4, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. If the work is completed sooner, the entire roadway may open earlier.
01/25/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON KREWSTOWN ROAD
PHILADELPHIA – Krewstown Road between Algon Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue will be closed from 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 28, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. If the work is completed sooner than anticipated, the road will be opened ahead of schedule.
01/24/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON LINCOLN DRIVE
PHILADELPHIA – Lincoln Drive between Ridge Avenue/Kelly Drive and Wissahickon Avenue will be closed temporarily from 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 25 until 5:00 AM on Thursday, January 26, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today.
01/19/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON KREWSTOWN ROAD
Temporary closure scheduled for Saturday, January 21 PHILADELPHIA – Krewstown Road between Algon Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue will be closed from 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 21, Acting Streets Commissioner Michael A. Carroll announced today. The following temporary full-closure is scheduled to be in effect throughout the day: If the work is completed sooner than anticipated, the road will be opened ahead of schedule. • Northbound traffic on Krewstown Road will be blocked at Algon Avenue. No detour will be posted for this short-term closure. Bustleton Avenue and Verree Road parallel Krewstown Road and can be used as detours of this closure. • Southbound traffic will be blocked at Bloomfield Avenue. No detour will be posted for this short-term closure. Bustleton Avenue and Verree Road parallel Krewstown Road and can be used as detours of this closure. • SEPTA bus traffic and emergency vehicles will be permitted through the work zone to minimize disruption to mass transit and maintain safety. The temporary closure will allow City employees to complete repairs to the guiderail along this winding road. All work is expected to be completed and traffic restored by 4:00 PM. The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.
01/13/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT PREPARING FOR ANTICIPATED WEEKEND SNOW EVENT
PHILADELPHIA – City of Philadelphia Streets Department is preparing for this weekend’s anticipated snow which will start Saturday, January 14 between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm and is expected to end Saturday evening at about 10:00 pm.
01/11/2017
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON LINCOLN DRIVE 1/12/17
PHILADELPHIA – Lincoln Drive between Wissahickon Avenue and Ridge Avenue/Kelly Drive will be closed temporarily from approximately 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 12 until 5:00 AM Friday, January 13, Acting Streets Commissioner Michael A. Carroll, PE announced today. The following temporary closure is scheduled to be in effect:
01/05/2017
Streets Department Preparations for Inclement Weather
(Philadelphia, January 5, 2017) – The Philadelphia Streets Department is currently preparing for this evening’s anticipated inclement weather.
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES WORK TO BEGIN ON THE EAST PASSYUNK AVENUE AND 12TH & MORRIS STREETS
Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that work will begin Tuesday, May 30 on the East Passyunk Avenue and 12th & Morris Streets Intersection Improvement Project.