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​Overnight Street Improvements in Center City Begin Monday, July 27

PHILADELPHIA – Temporary street closures and parking restrictions to accommodate street resurfacing on several Center City streets begin Monday night, July 27, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams.  The resurfacing work for these streets is expected to be completed by end of August. 

Resurfacing on the following streets will be completed by the Streets Department’s contractor:

  • 10th Street, from Market to South Streets (includes the installation of a protected bike lane for most of the corridor and safety treatments at the intersections)
  • Sansom Street, from 10th to 11th Streets
  • 9th Street, from Market to Walnut Streets
  • 8th Street, from Vine to Walnut Streets
  • Filbert Street, from 8th to 9th ​Streets
  • 7th Street, from Callowhill to Race Streets
  • 5th Street, from Walnut to Spruce Streets
  • 4th Street, from Chestnut to Market Streets
  • 4th Street, from Market to Callowhill Streets
  • 3rd Street, from Callowhill to Race Streets
  • 3rd Street, from Race to Chestnut Streets
  • Strawberry, from Market to Chestnut Streets

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 night hours between 10PM and 8AM.  Milling operations for all streets listed are anticipated to last about one week, weather permitting. 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 1-2 days per street. Operations for final paving will be performed by the contractor during night hours between 10PM and 8AM.  Final paving of the streets listed is anticipated to last about one week, weather permitting.

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 (6th District at 215-686-3060) 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.

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.