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Construction to Start on the Main Street Manayunk Streetscape Project

PHILADELPHIA – Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that construction will commence on the Main Street Manayunk Streetscape Project, starting Monday, February 15th, weather permitting. The project is along Main Street from Green Lane to Shurs Lane.

This project includes the installation of new pedestrian scale streetlights, bump outs and improved pedestrian crossings with flashing beacons, traffic signal upgrades, and ADA ramp upgrades. The new bump outs and improved pedestrian crossings will be installed at Carson Street, Levering Street, Grape Street, Rector Street, and Lock Street.  Traffic signals are being upgraded at Cotton Street and Shurs Lane.

Construction will begin with the installation of new street lighting conduit along the corridor.  This work will begin in mid-February with saw cutting along the corridor followed by the conduit trenching and excavation work.  The remaining street light work to follow.  Bump out and ADA ramp work is anticipated to begin in late March.  Work will be coordinated with local businesses along the corridor.

To complete the work, residents should expect parking restrictions. Temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in advance of each scheduled activity. Cars must be removed from the work sites during the hours posted on the ‘No Parking’ signs to avoid being towed. In the event a car is towed, residents should contact their local Police District to determine its location. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas.

Work will be performed by Ramos and Associates Contractors. The value of the construction contract is $4.29 M, and it is being funded with a combination of State and City (Streets and Commerce) funds. Overall construction of the entire project is expected to be completed by Fall of 2021.

The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming construction phase.