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02/16/2018
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURES IN CENTER CITY FEB, 17TH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 16, 2018

 

STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY STREET

CLOSURES IN CENTER CITY FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Motorists and pedestrians advised of temporary delays and detours

 

There will be temporary, intermittent street closures in Center City to accommodate a helicopter lift of heavy equipment on Saturday, February 17, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. The closures are expected to last from 5:00am to 1:00pm. 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

N 15th St                         Market St                         Arch St      

S 15th St                          Market St                        Chestnut St                                                    

N Broad St                       JFK Blvd                       Arch St                                                         

S Broad St                        S Penn Sq                        Chestnut St                                                    

Market St                        N 17th St                         N 15th St                                                       

JFK Blvd                         N 16th St                         N Broad St                                                    

S Penn Sq                         S 15th St                          S Broad St                                                     

N 16th St                         Market St                        Arch St                                                         

S 16th St                          Chestnut St                      Market 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 Saturday 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.