HISTORICAL STREETS RESTORATION PROGRAM
Historic Streets – Plumber’s Ditch Restoration Pilot
The Streets Department has announced a pilot for the 2013 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). The pilot test runs from July 2013 thru December 2013, at which time the Streets Department will review to determine if the policy can continue permanently.
A Plumber’s Highway Opening permit will still be required. The charge for the Historic Restoration permit will be $50 to cover costs of administering and reviewing the success of the pilot program. Before the plumber purchases the permit on behalf of the property owner, they must submit a signed Plumber’s Waiver Form
and a signed Property Owner’s Waiver Form
to the Streets Department. Property owners, plumbers and masonry subcontractors must also agree to restore the excavation as per Streets Regulations for Opening and Restoring Street Openings
and as amended by the Requirements for Restoration of Plumber’s Ditches on Historically Designated Streets
specifications. Waiver forms are submitted for review and approval to the attention of
Ms. Oneather Kent-Fulton
Streets Department, Transportation Planning & Analysis Unit
Municipal Services Building (MSB), Room 900
1401 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA 19102
Once Streets Department reviews the forms and confirms the proposed location is on the historic street network, the form is signed and the plumber can proceed to the Plumber’s Desk in the Concourse of MSB to purchase the permit.
The plumber is required to provide the required backfill notification on the Streets Department Plumber’s website
after the work is completed; and the Department will arrange a post restoration inspection of the work. A Post Restoration Inspection Report
will be prepared and forwarded to the plumber and property owner by the Highway Unit in order to collect data on the pilot program. If restoration is not completed within 30 days, the Streets Department will restore and back charge the plumber for time and materials used. All restoration work must be maintained in condition satisfactory to the Chief Highway Engineer for five (5) years. Notices to permittees to make repairs to the restored pavement shall receive attention within twenty-four (24) hours.
Additional information on the pilot can be obtained by contacting:
Ms. Oneather Kent-Fulton
or Mr. William Walter