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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:

  • Southbound Cresheim Valley Drive traffic will be blocked at Germantown Avenue.  No detour will be posted for this short duration closure.  Germantown Avenue and Allen’s Lane can be used to bypass this closure.
  • Emlen Street will be blocked at Allen’s Lane.  No detour will be posted for this short duration closure.  Allen’s Lane and Germantown Avenue can be used to bypass this closure.
  • Lincoln Drive will be closed at Cresheim Road.  Either Germantown Avenue or McCallum Street can be used to bypass Cresheim Valley Drive.
  • Navajo Lane will be closed at Mermaid Lane.  Either Germantown Avenue or McCallum Street can be used to bypass Cresheim Valley Drive.
  • Cresheim Street will be blocked at Allen’s Lane.  No detour will be posted for this short duration closure.  Allen’s Lane and Germantown Avenue can be used to bypass this closure.

Due to the volume of workers and equipment, pedestrian and bicycle traffic will also be prohibited during this closure. Local residents will have full access to and from their home throughout the closure. The temporary closure will allow City employees to safely work along this winding stretch of road.  During this closure, crews will complete repairs to the badly damaged guiderail along this roadway, as well as other maintenance projects.  This work has been scheduled for evening hours in order to expedite repairs, minimize disruption to motorists, and provide the safest work environment for employees.  Police Department assistance will be on call to help maintain a safe traffic flow in the area.

All work will be completed and traffic will be restored by 5:00 AM.  The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.