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Center City Street Closures for Heavy Equipment Lift Oct 18 - Oct 20

PHILADELPHIA - There will be temporary, intermittent and full street closures in Center City to accommodate a helicopter lift of heavy equipment on Sunday, October 20th, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. The closures are expected to begin on Friday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. for staging and assembly purposes.  All work is scheduled to be complete with roadways completely restored and opened for travel by 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 20th.

The following streets are impacted by partial, full and intermittent closures:  

  • Partial Closure of 11th Street between Market and Filbert Streets beginning Friday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, October 20th at 6:00 a.m. One lane will remain open for busses.
  • Full Closures are scheduled for: Market Street between 9th and 13th Streets; Filbert Street between 10th and 12th Streets and 11th Street between Chestnut and Arch Streets beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 20th. The roadways are expected to reopen at 3:00 p.m.
  • Intermittent closures on adjacent cross streets are scheduled for 10th and 12th Streets between Arch and Chestnut Streets from the hours of 6:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m October 20th.  

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 access items. 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 coordinated with Philadelphia Police Department and SEPTA. Access within the area will be granted under certain conditions in between helicopter lifts.  SEPTA ambassadors will direct pedestrians around the transportation access points that are temporary closed as a result of the helicopter lift. Detour signs will be posted at transit stops.

The lift has been scheduled for the weekend 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.