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Griscom Street Intermittent Closures for Maintenance Saturday March 20

PHILADELPHIA – Southbound Griscom Street between Dyre Street and Oxford Avenue will be closed intermittently on Saturday, March 20th from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for roadway repairs, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. If the work is completed sooner than anticipated, the road will be opened ahead of schedule.


This closure will allow Streets Department crews to repair roadway depressions and ditches. As an alternative to Griscom Street, motorists are encouraged to use Frankford Avenue.


The closure and work will not interfere with deliveries to Jefferson–Frankford Hospital. Access to the Emergency Room and parking garage should not be impacted. City forces will be equipped with flags to help direct traffic. This work is being coordinated with the Facilities Management Department of Jefferson-Frankford Hospital and has been scheduled for daytime Saturday hours in order to expedite repairs, minimize disruption to motorists, and provide a safe work environment for the work crew. 


All work will be completed and traffic will be restored by 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 20th.  For the duration of the work, Streets Department crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to affected drivers, residents, and businesses.  The Streets Department thanks residents in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.