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Paving in South Philadelphia on Saturday November 7

PHILADELPHIA – Several streets in South Philadelphia are scheduled for roadway improvements with street closures and parking restrictions on Saturday, November 7, between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m., announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. 

The following streets are scheduled for paving, a final phase in the resurfacing process: 

  • Swanson Street from Snyder Avenue to Delaware Avenue
  • Front Street from Christian Street to Snyder Avenue


The anticipated time to complete the paving of each street segment varies and is dependent on the length and width of the street. While the Streets Department will make every effort to minimize disruption to traffic, residents are urged to plan ahead and use alternative routes when traveling in these areas. For the duration of work, motorists are encouraged to use Christopher Columbus Blvd. as an alternate route.


To complete the work, residents should expect parking restrictions. Temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in advance of each scheduled activity. Residents are urged to move their cars from the work sites when temporary ‘No Parking’ signs are posted, so that vehicles are not towed. In the event a car is towed, please contact your local Police District to determine its location. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling around the work areas. 


This work has been scheduled for daytime Saturday hours in order to minimize disruption to motorists and provide a safe work environment for work crews.  Weather may alter the work schedule. The Streets Department thanks residents in advance for their patience and cooperation as we work to improve city streets. 

For more information on the City’s Paving Program, check the city’s web map paving tracker, PavePHL which allows residents to view online the progress of a street scheduled for paving. It is one of several components on the platform, allowing the Streets Department to communication to the public about some of its most prominent and visible core services – including paving, permitting and trash and recycling collections. Future functions of the site will include trackers for snow plowing. Residents may also contact the Streets Department’s Customer Affairs Unit at 215-686-5560. For information on all City services, please call 3-1-1.