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Kensington Avenue and Front Street Roadway Improvements
Philadelphia, PA – Temporary street closures and parking restrictions to accommodate street resurfacing on two major roadways begins Tuesday, May 26, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. The resurfacing work for these streets is expected to be completed by the end of June. 

Resurfacing on the following streets will be completed by a contractor of the Streets Department:
• Kensington Avenue, from Front Street to Frankford Avenue (Police Districts 26th, 24th & 15th)
• Front Street, from Ellen Street to Kensington Avenue (Police District 26th) 

The resurfacing effort will be completed in three separate phases – street milling, the adjustment of manhole covers and resetting of utility boxes, and final paving – which will take place in separate activities over the course of the next several weeks.

Operations for the milling work, removal of old asphalt, will be performed during the daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Milling of each street segment is expected to last approximately 1-2 days per street.

Work for adjusting manhole covers and resetting utility boxes will be scheduled during the day between the hours of 7AM and 5PM, and is expected to last approximately one week per street.

Operations for final paving will be performed by the contractor during the daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Final paving of each street segment is expected to last approximately 1-2 days per street.

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” to avoid being towed. In the event a car is towed, residents should contact their local Police District to determine its location.  Residents may park on the streets during non-work times. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas.  

This work is being completed by James J. Anderson Construction Co, Inc., and is part of the City Wide Resurfacing CW106 project.  The project is being financed with Federal and City funding.

The Streets Department thanks the residents in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project. For more information on the City’s Paving Program, visit or check the progress of paving across the city using the PavePHL tool found on, a platform which allows the Streets Department to communicate to the public about paving and other Department services.  Residents are asked not to approach employees or contractors for information as they practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.